SEATTLE, WA—Felix Hernandez has thrown the first perfect game in the 35-year history of the Seattle Mariners.
Hernandez took to the field against the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday afternoon, pitching some of the best ball in his career. Today, he would be the best.
Hernandez threw 113 pitches, and struck out 12, including five of the last six batters he faced. He earned his eleventh win of the season with the 1-0 Seattle win.
This is the sixth no-hitter and third perfect game of the 2012 season. It is also the twenty-third perfect game in history.
On June 13, Matt Cain of the San Francisco Giants threw his franchise's first perfect game. On April 21, Phil Humber of the Chicago White Sox threw a perfect game in Seattle against the Mariners.
Hernandez, still only 26 years old, won the American League Cy Young Award in 2010.
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