King Felix sets new record for wins by a Venezuelan pitcher

Seattle Mariners RHP Felix Hernandez, who briefly pitched for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, became the winningest Venezuelan pitcher in MLB history Friday.

King Felix has amassed 157 wins over his 13-year major-league career. That gives him one more than his fellow countryman, Freddy Garcia, who pitched in the majors from 1999 to 2013.

Hernandez made two starts for the Timber Rattlers as a 17-year-old in 2003. In 14 innings, he struck out 18 batters, walked three, and gave up three earned runs.

Garcia also pitched in the Midwest League, spending the 1996 season with the Quad City River Bandits when he was a Houston Astros prospect. He made 13 starts, going 5-4 with a 3.12 ERA, 50 strikeouts and 27 walks in 60.2 innings.

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