"We had a great chance against him in the first inning and we got nothing," said Detroit's Delmon Young, who drew the third walk off Hernandez said. "After that, he had a lead and he didn't have to give us anything to hit."
Seattle matched its season high with 15 hits a day after setting it with 15 against the Tigers — just days after Phil Humber of the Chicago White Sox threw baseball's 21st perfect game against the Mariners.
"It's been a lot of fun to watch these guys the last couple of days after a tough week," Mariners manager Eric Wedge said.
Detroit's sluggers were shut down. Prince Fielder avoided a hitless night with a single in the ninth inning. Miguel Cabrera went 0 for 4 with two warning-track flyouts.
"Usually, if he doesn't get a hit it's a near miss," Wedge said.
And, no one on the team that began the season with a highly touted lineup had more than one hit until Ramon Santiago hit a two-out single in the ninth to load the bases, only to have Don Kelly end the game with a popup.
NOTES: Hernandez's nine-game winning streak against the Tigers is the longest by a pitcher against them since Minnesota's Brad Radke won 12 straight from 2000-2004. ... Ex-Tigers RHP Jeremy Bonderman, who hasn't pitched since 2010, had elbow-ligament replacement surgery Tuesday in the hopes of making a comeback next spring. ... Mariners OF Mike Carp, on the DL with a sprained right shoulder, could be in the lineup within a week. ... Detroit RHP Doug Fister, on the DL with a rib muscle strain, threw on the side and is expected to throw off the mound on Thursday. ... Tigers RHP Luis Marte, on the DL with a strained left hamstring, played long toss before the game.