This one was for Mia, a win Felix Hernandez dedicated to his daughter on her 7th birthday – and Seattle Mariners fans can only wish he had more than two children.

A proud, doting father off the field, Hernandez reminded the Kansas City Royals how good he can be on a mound, pitching Seattle to a 6-1 victory.

The win was the third in four games here for the Mariners, and played as temperatures spiked at 104 degrees.

"I didn't think about the heat, I thought about throwing strikes," Hernandez said. "I didn't try to pitch to contact, but I tried to keep the ball down and get ground balls."