Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 4/21/12
Philip Humber pitched the 21st perfect game in major league history to lift visiting Chicago to a 4-0 victory over Seattle on Saturday.

Humber (1-0) needed only 96 pitches to cut through 27 Mariners. He had back-to-back six-pitch innings in the fifth and sixth, and he did not have a three-ball count until Michael Saunders got up 3-0 leading off the ninth. Humber came back to record the strikeout, his eighth, and ended the game with his ninth against pinch hitter Brendan Ryan. Catcher A.J. Pierzynski dropped the final strike but recovered in time to record the last out.

The perfect game was the third in White Sox history and the first in the majors since Philadelphia’s Roy Halladay blanked Florida on May 29, 2010. It was also the 18th no-hitter in franchise history.

Paul Konerko put the White Sox on top in the second with a solo home run to right field against Blake Beavan (1-2). An inning later, Konerko and Pierzynski added back-to-back RBI singles to make it 3-0, and Alejandro De Aza drove in the final White Sox run with a ninth-inning single.

Beavan gave up three runs on seven hits in his six innings, walking one and striking out one.
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