Mariners ace Felix Hernandez capped off a banner month of August on Tuesday by capturing American League Pitcher of the Month honors. Hernandez took home the honor just weeks after pitching a perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays, one of three 1-0 shutouts he posted during the month to go with a 4-0 record and 1.08 earned-run average. He also had 31 strikeouts and walked only five batters while throwing 41-2/3 innings in his five starts an average of more than eight innings per outing.