We're about to kick off a nine-game Mariners road trip with a gem tonight that sees Felix Hernandez facing C.C. Sabathia. And the way this trip lines up mound-wise for the Mariners, it's going to be a huge test of their offensive ability to generate some runs. We saw last week in Pittsburgh how, even with Hernandez at the top of his game, the Mariners nearly didn't pull a victory out until a late home run by Jesus Montero. That's because the Mariners were shut down offensively most of the day by Pirates starter A.J. Burnett.
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