Originally written on The Outside Corner  |  Last updated 10/15/14

Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez talks to fans before a game against the Baltimore Orioles at SAFECO Field in Seattle on July 8, 2009. Hernandez was selected to his first All Star Game. (UPI Photo/Jim Bryant) Photo via Newscom

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Felix Hernandez's perfect game against the Rays last week was one of the best sports moments of the year. One of the premier pitchers in baseball reaching hallowed ground? Yes please. Hernandez followed up his dominance last week with an oustanding performance last night, albeit one that wasn't perfect. In a 5-1 Mariners win over the Indians, Hernandez allowed just one run on seven hits over 7 2/3 innings, walking just one and striking out five. He actually went into the bottom of the seventh inning with the game tied at one before Seattle's offense exploded and gave him some run support, and as a result, his 12th win of the year. Hernandez has suddenly given Justin Verlander some competition in the AL Cy Young race, and that's awesome. The best moment from last night however, was a crowd of 39,000 at Safeco Field wearing the Hernandez perfection shirts that were given away before the game and waving K signs throughout most of the game. It looked absolutely awesome. ...
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