Seattle pitcher throws perfect game
Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez celebrates the final out in his perfect game Wednesday vs. Tampa Bay.
August 15th, 2012
06:40 PM ET

Seattle pitcher throws perfect game

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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  1. SheilaKA

    Go Felix!

    August 15, 2012 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  2. ronjayaz

    I wonder what's causing all the no hitters since the steroid scandals ended? Cud it be...? Da, da, da. Of course, HRs? Say it aint so, Joe.

    August 15, 2012 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Bongo™

    Awesome ! Good for him ! I wish a lady had done it but he still did a good job.

    August 15, 2012 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jackson

    And it is sad that you feel the need to dump on his achievement today and turn it into something political.

    I guess you have never had a successful moment in your entire life, since you don't appreciate it in others.

    Loser!

    August 15, 2012 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  5. There's one in every crowd

    Biden- you're a dime a dozen with problems no one would want to help ( your personality stinks).

    August 15, 2012 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  6. johnnycorebond

    Not a mariner fan even though they are our team. But way to go Felix. You are one of the best ever. Sorry your stuck on a farm team!

    August 15, 2012 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jinx

    Biden, this is the stupidest post EVER.....congratulations Felix!!!!

    August 15, 2012 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Lola

    @Biden – You have no life...thats really sad 🙁

    August 15, 2012 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Bongo™

    i haven't made the important list but might one day ! I am Bongo ! Reader of the post : )

    August 15, 2012 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Klipsan

    Congrat's Felix!

    August 15, 2012 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Bongo™

    OH My STARS ! I am blind ! I made the list ! Thanks so much our good wonderful friend ! You are too awesome and kind ! : )

    August 15, 2012 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    That might be really biden. He's got to go somewhere after he's unemployed like Obama anyways.

    August 15, 2012 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sonomamama

      What? This pitcher pitched a beautiful game. What does that have to do with politics. Unhook your brain for a minute and enjoy some baseball!

      August 15, 2012 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Bongo™

    JIF is a super duper hero and toooo awesome ! Thanks so much for adding me to the good happy list ! You rule our good friend ! Thanks again !

    August 15, 2012 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  14. psy

    wow the mariners scored a run

    August 15, 2012 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Bongo™

    Babaloooooooo : )

    August 15, 2012 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
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