Felix, Iwakuma to represent M’s in All-Star Game

Jul 6, 2013, 4:08 PM | Updated: Jul 8, 2013, 11:42 am

By 710Sports.com staff

The Seattle Mariners have two of the top starting pitchers in the MLB this season, and they’ll both be able to showcase their talents at the All-Star Game at the New York Mets’ Citi Field July 16.

Mariners ace Felix Hernandez was named to his fourth American League All-Star team on Saturday, and fellow right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma was selected as an All-Star for the first time.

Hernandez and Iwakuma have both hovered near the top of the leaderboard in several pitching categories this season. Hernandez (8-4) ranks fifth in the Majors in strikeouts (130), 10th in ERA (2.69), and 21st in WHIP (1.11). Iwakuma (7-4) is eighth in ERA (2.60), ninth in batting average-against (.204), and is the MLB leader with a 0.88 WHIP.

Hernandez was the Mariners’ lone All-Star last season. The franchise hasn’t had a position player named to the team since Ichiro Suzuki in 2010.

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