Seattle Mariners pitcher James "The Big Maple" Paxton, left, poses for a photo with a fan from the "Maple Grove" cheering section, which is located in the left field bleachers at Safeco Field, Tuesday, July 25, 2017, before a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Seattle. The section, which cheered Paxton on Monday in the Mariners' 4-0 win over the Red Sox, features a maple tree with Paxton's photo in the leaves and fans who wave signs and chant "Eh!" in reference to Paxton's home country of Canada instead of the traditional shouts of "K" for strikeouts from the Mariners' other ace, Felix Hernandez. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Seattle's Felix Hernandez pitches perfect game
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.