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felix hernandez On Wednesday afternoon, Seattle Mariners' star Felix Hernandez became the 23rd pitcher in MLB history to toss a perfect game in a 1-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. Hernandez struck out 12 batters in the process, including Rays' third-baseman, Sean Rodriguez, to end the game on a nasty inside pitch that painted the inside corner of the strike zone.
 
The only run of the game came in the third inning, when Brendan Ryan crossed home on a RBI single by Jesus Montero, but that's all "King Felix" would need as he was in complete dominance of the Rays' lineup all afternoon. Unfortunately for Rays' starter Jeremy Hellickson, his seven strong innings were put to waste as Hernandez stole the show and Hellickson dropped to 7-8 on the season.

It was the sixth no-hitter this season, and interestingly enough, half have occurred at Safeco Field where the Mariners play their home games. Despite poor play from the team this season Seattle fans still have a reason to attend home games, in the hope of witnessing baseball history. Eight "no-nos" are the most ever thrown in a season back in 1884 and seven were thrown in the 1990 and 1991 seasons.     

Hernandez, 26, improved to 11-5 on the season with the win, while the Rays are quite accustomed to having history thrown against them. It's the third time in the past four seasons they have had a perfect game thrown against them. 

The 2010 Cy-Young award winner sometimes gets lost in the mix of best pitchers in baseball. He plays for a poor market, on a poor team, that offers him little to no run support. Hernandez's name is always brought up in trade conversation because Seattle needs all the talent they can get, so it would make sense to trade their prized possession for an assortment of young talent.  Any team would be fournate to add an ace like "King Felix" to their staff, yet he has stayed loyal to Seattle and plans to remain a big part of their success for the forseable future.

TL;DR Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners became the 23rd pitcher in baseball history to pitch a perfect game in a 1-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. 

Felix Hernandez throws perfect game, overpowers Rays [ESPN]

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