Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez on Wednesday afternoon pitched the 23rd perfect game in Major League Baseball history and the third this season.
Hernandez, the 2010 American League Cy Young Award winner, retired all 27 Tampa Bay Rays batters in order as the Mariners beat the Rays 1-0 at Seattle's Safeco Field. He struck out 12 of those batters, including the last one, third baseman Sean Rodriguez.
This is the third no-hitter and second perfect game at Safeco Field this season. Philip Humber of the Chicago White Sox threw a perfect game against the Mariners on April 21, and six Seattle pitchers combined to hold the Los Angeles Dodgers hitless on June 8, according to mlb.com.
Matt Cain of the San Francisco Giants threw the other perfect game this year, a 10-0 gem against the Houston Astros on June 13.
Johan Santana of the New York Mets and Jered Weaver of the Los Angeles Angels have thrown no-hitters this season, but both pitchers allowed batters to reach base.
Hernandez's feat was the fourth no-hitter in Mariners history. Randy Johnson threw one in 1990 and Chris Bosio had one in 1993.
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I am a fan of the Mariners, good job felix you own! But you still need more offense behind you....
Remember "Refuse to Lose"??
Ever since then, it's been "Begin to Win".
Isn't that against the rules to "throw" a game? I mean...the Chinese badminton team got kicked out of the Olympics for doing that!
Congratulations to Felix from NE Washington State. Well done!
NY Yankees?The team that buys loyalty.Just like wallstreet.Buying up everything including our liberty.
So when will the mariners start to win 2090? As i see in paper they are last in the division? And as for gonzaga...how many people even care maybe 20? And as i recall the last decent quarterback to come out of a washington university was drew bledsoe..shall we discuss the joke ryan leafblower was?
Felix Hernandez's great accomplishment certainly is noteworthy. Congratulations to him. It's good that the Mariners managed to score one run themselves or the game would have gone into extra innings and Felix possibly would have been deprived of his solo pitcher event.
Meanwhile the U.S. footall (soccer) team made history by defeating Mexico 1-0 this evening (15th August) for the first time ever in La Azteca stadium in Mexico City.Two great accomplishments on the same day with Felix's perfect game!
congrats felix. from a rangers fan. soccer sucks. and why was illegals in quotes? are u implying they dont exist?
The Seattle Sounder's sell out every game. Your statement is just so 90's.
This is actually the 5th no hitter in Seattle's history and the second this season when 6 pitchers combined their efforts against the Dodgers at Safeco Field.
move the mound back to 15'
Watched it happen,...classy and classic. Deep breath after the last out....Go Yanks,....Sox=HA!!!
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