Felix Hernandez Tosses 1st Perfect Game in Seattle Mariners History

James MorisetteCorrespondent IIIAugust 15, 2012

SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 15:  Starting pitcher Felix Hernandez #34 of the Seattle Mariners pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays at Safeco Field on August 15, 2012 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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On April 21, during a sunny weekend afternoon, White Sox right-hander Phil Humber tossed a perfect game against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field.

On Wednesday, Mariners ace Felix Hernandez fired nothing but sunshine on his home turf against the surging Tampa Bay Rays.

King Felix's perfect game is the first in franchise history. Randy Johnson fired the team’s first no-no on June 2, 1990 against the Detroit Tigers, per Baseball Almanac. That game was at the Kingdome.

Equally impressive is that this is the second no-hitter for the Mariners this season. Kevin Millwood combined with five other pitchers to throw a no-hitter on June 8th against the LA Dodgers.

With a complete game, 12-strikeout gem, the 26-year-old Venezuela native improves to 11-5 with a 2.60 ERA and 1.04 WHIP this season.

The last time a team to no-hit the Rays was the Arizona Diamondbacks on June 25, 2010. Edwin Jackson fired the no-no in the D-Backs' 1-0 victory.

Jeremy Hellickson, who pitched impressive as well, took the loss for the Rays.