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King's Court Monday night for key matchup with Blue Jays


Felix Hernandez's next start at Safeco Field on Monday, August 11, against the Toronto Blue Jays, is a key matchup in the hunt for the second wild card, and the King's Court will be in session.

Tickets for the special seating sections on the Main Level, and the Upper Court (Terrace Club), are $35. Tickets include a T-shirt and K Card. Depending on demand, the High Court (300 Level) could also be in session.

In addition to the special seating sections, the first 30,000 fans through the gates will receive a yellow "K Cloth" rally towel which is patterned after the King's Court K Card.

Postseason Hunt
The Mariners are in a three-way tie with the Blue Jays and Yankees, a half-game back in the race for the second American League Wild Card.

On Monday, one of the most dominant pitchers goes up against one of the American League's most potent offenses. Hernandez has a League-leading ERA of 1.97 and 186 strikeouts. With Tuesday's win over the Atlanta Braves, Felix extended his Major League record of consecutive starts with at least 7.0 innings pitched while allowing two or fewer runs (15). The Mariners pitching staff leads the Majors with a 3.04 ERA, and the bullpen is ranked first in the American League with an ERA of 2.36.

The Blue Jays, led by the offensive output of Jose Bautista and Melky Cabrera, are among American League leaders in home runs (137), slugging percentage (.426), OPS (.756) and team batting average (.263).

Pitching Matchups
On Monday, Felix goes against Blue Jays starter Drew Hutchison (8-9, 4.39 ERA). On Tuesday, Mariners 10-game-winner Chris Young meets J.A. Happ (8-6, 4.09 ERA), and Hisashi Iwakuma closes out the series against R.A. Dickey (9-11, 4.03 ERA).

Tickets Still Available
Tickets for Monday's King's Court are available at mariners.com/felix. Tickets in other seating sections are available at mariners.com/tickets, at Seattle Mariners Team Stores (4th & Stewart in downtown Seattle, Bellevue Square, Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood and Southcenter Mall in Tukwila), by phone at 888-SEA-HITS, and at Ticketmaster Ticket Centers.

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