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King Felix keeps rolling, dominating Braves 4-2 victory for Mariners

  • Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez, left, lets out a yell and playfully grabs teammate Kendrys Morales' jersey after coming out of the baseball game after throwing eight innings against the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez, left, lets out a yell and playfully grabs teammate Kendrys Morales' jersey after coming out of the baseball game after throwing eight innings against the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez throws against the Atlanta Braves in the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez throws against the Atlanta Braves in the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez throws against the Atlanta Braves in the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez throws against the Atlanta Braves in the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)  (The Associated Press)

Felix Hernandez allowed one run in eight innings, extending his major league record streak of games with at least seven innings and two or fewer runs to 15, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Atlanta Braves 4-2 on Tuesday.

Hernandez (12-3) struck out eight and walked one. His earned run average dropped to a league-leading 1.97.

Alex Wood (7-9) worked six innings, allowing five hits, just one earned run, walked four and struck out five for the Braves, who have lost seven in a row.

Fernando Rodney allowed a run in the ninth but earned his 31st save in 34 opportunities.