Originally written on Sports-Glory  |  Last updated 8/15/12

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 pitched the Seattle Mariners' first perfect game after striking out 12 and beating the Tampa Bay Rays 1-0 on Wednesday.

After 34 years and 119 games the Mariners finally have a perfect game. 

Hernandez's perfect game is the 23rd in baseball history, the third perfect game and the sixth no-hitter in baseball this season.

With one out to go in the ninth inning, Seasn Rodriguez got ahead in the count 2-0. Hernandez then comeback with two breaking balls for strikes and ended the game on a called third strike.  He threw 113 pitches.  

Hernandez, 26, has been one of the hottest pitchers in major league baseball over the past two months. He is 11-5 with a 2.60 ERA, but in his last 12 starts he is 7-0 with a 1.56 ERA with 90 strikeouts in 92/13 innings.  

 

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