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March 22, 2013 at 10:02 PM

Felix Hernandez rolls over Padres, Mariners come through late for win

Carter Capps struck out the sde in the ninth as the Mariners hung on for a 3-1 win over the San Diego Padres in Peoria, AZ.

Carter Capps struck out the sde in the ninth as the Mariners hung on for a 3-1 win over the San Diego Padres in Peoria, AZ.

Well, there’s little doubt Felix Hernanez has made the rotation. He steamrolled the San Padres like he does in most regular season games, striking out nine and allowing just two hits and no walks over six scoreless innings.

The Mariners came through late, scoring twice on a Chris Taylor single for a 3-1 win. Hernandez said he had all his pitches working and he’s looking forward to Opening Day in Oakland.

“Everything was sharp,’’ Hernandez said. “My fastball was pretty good, I had a lot of command. The breaking ball did the job. Every start I feel more comfortable. I’m just getting ready for the season.’’

Carter Cappstruck out the side in the ninth, overpowering  Sawyer Carroll, Alberth Martinez and onetime Mariners catcher Rene Rivera to . Very impressive.

“If you look at how he’s using his secondary stuff and mixing it in with his fastball, even from the beginning of camp, it’s been pretty incredible,” Mariners manager Eric Wedge said of Capps.

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