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Rays have recent history with perfect games

Thu., Aug. 16, 2012

For the Tampa Bay Rays, having a perfect game thrown against them was an all-too-familiar feeling. This was the third time in four seasons they had a perfect game pitched against them, following efforts by Dallas Braden in 2010 and Mark Buehrle in 2009.

It was the third perfect game in baseball this season – a first – joining gems by Chicago’s Philip Humber against the Mariners in April and San Francisco’s Matt Cain versus Houston in June. More than half of all perfectos – 12 – have come in the last 25 seasons.

This also was the sixth no-hitter in the majors this season. Humber threw his gem in Seattle, then six M’s pitchers combined to hold the Los Angeles Dodgers hitless at the park on June 8.

Associated Press

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