SEATTLE -- Yu Darvish allowed a career-high seven runs in his third straight poor start against Seattle, and Felix Hernandez tossed a three-hit shutout to lead the Mariners to a 7-0 victory Saturday that snapped the Rangers' three-game winning streak.
Seattle took advantage of two walks and a hit batsman as they scored four times in the first inning against Darvish, who was making his first start since July 1. The Mariners have scored nine first-inning runs against Darvish this season, including four in his major-league debut in April.
The right-hander settled in, allowing two runs over the next five innings before losing steam as he allowed a run in the seventh.
The damage had been done early, and there would be no comeback against Hernandez. The 2010 American League Cy Young winner struck out 12 in his second shutout of the season. He got Josh Hamilton and Nelson Cruz three times apiece and had a strikeout in seven of the nine innings.
The Rangers were shut out for only the second time this season. Their lead in the AL West held at five games over the Angels.
-- Jeff Wilson