Felix Hernandez pitched the Seattle Mariners’ first perfect game and the 23rd in baseball history, overpowering the Tampa Bay Rays in a brilliant 1-0 victory Wednesday.
After 2012 saw a trio of perfect games, there hasn't been one in baseball since. Will that change this Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend?
White Sox starter Miguel Gonzalez is perfect through six innings against the Tigers, needing only 69 pitches to retire the first 18 Detroit batters in order. Live updates from Gonzalez's perfect game bid
Gonzalez's 2017 has hardly been dominant. His potential perfecto would likely go down in the air of Philip Humber's 2012 gem than Felix Hernandez's, the last perfect game in baseball. Hernandez tossed his against the Rays at Safeco Field on Aug. 15, 2012, a 1-0 Mariners win.
Gonzalez is 3-5 on the season with a 4.55 ERA in nine starts. While his line across nine starts is unremarkable, he did have a two-start stretch in April in which he allowed just a lone earned run in 16 1/3 innings against the Yankees and Royals.
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