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2B Nick Franklin went hitless in three at-bats on Wednesday, snapping his career-high eight game hitting streak. Franklin hit .367 (11-for-30) with three runs, two doubles and two RBI during the streak.

RHP Hisashi Iwakuma carries a streak of 23 straight scoreless innings pitched into next year. Iwakuma tossed eight shutout frames on Wednesday to top 20 consecutive scoreless innings for the second time this season. Iwakuma also lowered his ERA to 2.66, which is good for second lowest in the American League behind Bartolo Colon and Anibal Sanchez (2.64).

3B Kyle Seager's double in the fifth inning marked his 56th extra-base hit of the season, tying him with Kendrys Morales for the team lead.

C Mike Zunino hit two home runs on Wednesday night. It is the first career multi-home run game for Zunino, who has hit five during his rookie campaign.

RHP Felix Hernandez will make his final start of 2013 against the Athletics on Friday. Hernandez needs just 1 2/3 innings to top 200 for the fifth consecutive season. Seattle's ace is 12-9 with a 2.99 ERA and 210 strikeouts this season. Hernandez whiffed 10 his last time out on Sept. 22, his first appearance since being shelved almost three weeks earlier with an oblique injury.

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