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Mariners Rout Cleveland 9-2

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By TOM WITHERS
AP Sports Writer

CLEVELAND - Felix Hernandez shook off a hard fall on a fielding play to strike out 10, Wily Mo Pena drove in four runs and the Seattle Mariners chased Cleveland's Josh Tomlin before the sixth inning Wednesday in a 9-2 rout that left the Indians' playoff hopes flickering.

Hernandez (12-11) allowed two runs in six innings as the last-place Mariners took three of four from the fading-fast Indians. Cleveland dropped below .500 for the first time since April 3.

The Indians are 6½ games behind AL Central-leading Detroit, which plays at Tampa Bay tonight.

Pena hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning and his two-run double in the fifth knocked out Tomlin (12-7), who didn't get through the fifth for the first time in 37 career starts.  

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