Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez tips his cap to fans as he leaves a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in the eighth inning, Friday, April 11, 2014, in Seattle. Hernandez struck out 11 batters and allowed no runs. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

King Felix silences A's in Seattle's 6-4 victory

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SEATTLE (AP) -- Felix Hernandez took a shutout into the eighth inning, Mike Zunino and Brad Miller both homered and the Seattle Mariners held on for a 6-4 win over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.

Hernandez (3-0) struck out 11 and shut down Oakland for the second time in a week, becoming the first Mariners pitcher to win three times in the first nine games of a season.

With the usual "King's Court" for Hernandez home starts expanded to a "Supreme Court" encompassing the entire stadium with yellow shirts and "K'' cards, Hernandez gave up four hits in the 28th double-digit strikeout game of his career.

Zunino chased starter Tommy Milone (0-1) with a two-run shot in the sixth. Miller followed two batters later with a solo homer to center field with the wind blowing in.

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