Fans in 'King's Court' watch Prince Fielder take on 'King' Felix in a royal battle
When the Seattle Mariners took on the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night, it gave fans the rare opportunity to watch a matchup of baseball royalty, as Seattle's "King" Felix Hernandez got to go up against Detroit's Prince Fielder three times.
Hernandez came away victorious in the first "King vs. Prince" battle, as Fielder struck out swinging in the top of the first inning. The two met again in the top of the fourth inning, with King Felix again striking out Fielder, this time looking. When they met for their final showdown of the night in the top of the sixth inning, Felix once again sent Prince back to the dugout by striking him out swinging for the second time.
Hernandez did have the advantage of pitching in front of a chorus, as the fan section known as "King's Court" cheered and loudly chanted "K! K! K! K! K!" anytime Felix had two strikes on the batter he was facing.
The King may have won the battles and pitched a phenomenal game, but he didn't get with his 100th win. Despite pitching eight innings, striking out 12 batters, allowing four hits and just one unearned run, Felix came away with a no-decision.
-- Connor Hutyler / MLB.com Real-Time Correspondent