Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez is expected to start on Sunday against the Los Angeles Angels. He has been out with a strained oblique muscle.
Hernandez last pitched Sept. 2.
Pitching coach Carl Willis told MLB.com Thursday that Hernandez had a successful bullpen session in Detroit where the Mariners are playing the Tigers.
Hernandez his 12-9 with a 3.01 ERA in 194 1/3 innings this season.