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Mariners' Hernandez promises he's staying in Seattle

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Mariners right-hander Felix Hernandez is regarded as one of the best pitchers in baseball. That means he'll be most expensive to re-sign when his contract expires at the end of the 2014 season.

But Hernandez was convincing in an interview with Sports Radio KJR on Tuesday in a spot that focused mostly on his recent perfect game. Hernandez said he had only one other no-hitter in his life at age 10.

"Seattle has been unbelievable," he said.

"I think we can win championships here in Seattle," Hernandez said. "...We're going the right direction."

Asked what the chances he'll sign before his contract expires, Hernandez said "You guys will be happy. I promise."

Hernandez took the mound Tuesday with a record of 11-5, 2.60 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 174 strikeouts in 180 innings this season. He threw a perfect game in his last start.
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