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Felix Hits the Century Mark

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Last night Felix Hernandez recorded his 100th career victory in the Mariners 7-1 win over the Houston Astros . It seems like yesterday he made his Major League debut as a 19-year-old on an August day in Detroit vs. the Tigers in 2005. 100 wins later, Felix becomes just the third pitcher in franchise history to record 100 wins as a Mariners player, joining Jamie Moyer (145) and Randy Johnson (130).

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Felix became the 6th-youngest pitcher to record his 100th victory among players who began their career since divisional play began in 1969. Only five reached 100 wins at a younger age than Hernandez (27 years, 14 days old): Dwight Gooden (24 years, 215 days), Bert Blyleven (25 years, 76 days), Fernando Valenzuela (26 years, 162 days), Don Gullett (26 years, 199 days) and Vida Blue (26 years, 361 days).

Felix Hernandez recorded his 100th career win with 6.0 scoreless innings Monday night at Houston.

Felix Hernandez recorded his 100th career win with 6.0 scoreless innings Monday night at Houston.

Photo of the Day

Hall of Famer Lou Brock with Mariners TV announcers Dave Sims and MIke Blowers. Brock was in Seattle to raise awareness for diabetes, and joined the telecast for an inning.

Hall of Famer Lou Brock with Mariners TV announcers Dave Sims and Mike Blowers. Brock was in town to raise awareness for diabetes, and joined the telecast for an inning.

Photo of the Day

Hisashi Iwakuma improved to 2-0 on the season allowing 1 run over 6.2 innings vs. the Texas Rangers last night. (AP/Ted Warren)

Hisashi Iwakuma improved to 2-0 on the season allowing 1 run over 6.2 innings vs. the Texas Rangers last night. (AP/Ted Warren)

Photos of the Night – Home Opener

Here are some images from last night’s 3-0 victory over the Houston Astros in the 2013 Home Opener.

King Felix walks down the red carpet as he is introduced to the fans.

King Felix walks down the red carpet as he is introduced to the fans.

The Mariners beat the Houston Astros 3-0 in the 2013 Home Opener.

The Mariners beat the Houston Astros 3-0 in the 2013 Home Opener.

Joe Saunders threw 6.1 scoreless innings.

Joe Saunders threw 6.1 scoreless innings.

The 2013 Home Opener at Safeco Field.

The 2013 Home Opener at Safeco Field.

Photo of the Night

Kendrys Morales plated the go-ahead run with a double in the top of the 10th inning to help the Mariners to a 8-7 win over the White Sox. (Getty Images)

Kendrys Morales plated the go-ahead run with a double in the top of the 10th inning to help the Mariners to a 8-7 win over the White Sox. (Getty Images)

Photo of the Day

Brandon Maurer made his Major League debut today vs. the Oakland A's. (Getty Images)

Brandon Maurer made his Major League debut today vs. Oakland A’s. (Getty Images)

Photo of the Night

Michael Morse hit his MLB-leading 3rd home run  in the first inning vs. Oakland.

Michael Morse hit his MLB-leading 3rd home run in the first inning vs. Oakland.

Photo of the Night

Michael Morse hit two home runs in the Mariners 7-1 win over the A's. It was his 6th career multi-home run game. (Getty Images)

Michael Morse hit two home runs in the Mariners 7-1 win over the A’s. It was his 6th career multi-home run game. (Getty Images)

Opening Night Photo Gallery

With last night’s 2-0 shutout victory over the A’s, the Mariners improved to 22-15 all-time in season openers, including a current 7-game Opening Day winning streak. Felix Hernandez tossed 7.2 scoreless innings to improve to 4-0 in his six Opening Day starts, and Franklin Gutierrez plated both runs with a 2-run single in the fifth inning. Here are some photos of last night’s victory and the Open House at Safeco Field that drew drew 15,376 fans.

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Photos courtesy of Getty Images and Associated Press.

Major League History – The Japanese Trifecta

The Mariners were part of Major League history tonight, as the starting lineup consisted of three Japanese-born players. Ichiro (RF), Munenori Kawasaki (2B) and Hisashi Iwakuma (P) became the first trio of Japanese players to start for the same team in a Major League game.

Hisashi Iwakuma (P), Munenori Kawasaki (2B) and Ichiro Suzuki (RF) became the first Japanese trio to start in a Major League game.

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