Felix Hernandez said he had a cramp in his right calf, which happened while he was warming up to start the third inning. That's why the Mariners lifted him, against his wishes, after six innings and 91 pitches. He said he doesn't think it will be an issue for his next start.
The Mariners, before Sunday's win, were 0-21 when trailing after seven innings.
This was the team's first series win since winning twice in Oakland on April 16-17.
Raul Ibanez (8 games) and Adrian Beltre (5 games) had their hitting streaks snapped.
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Jose Lopez, who delivered the game-winning double in the eighth, is hitting .373 from the seventh inning on.