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SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 12:  A detail view of the scoreboard as seen after starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma #18 of the Seattle Mariners threw a no-hitter to defeat the Baltimore Orioles 3-0 at Safeco Field on August 12, 2015 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Japanese Baseball Fans React To Iwakuma’s No-Hitter

Seattle Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma’s feat of becoming the second Japanese-born pitcher after Hideo Nomo to throw a no-hitter in the U.S. major leagues was splashed on the home pages of sports newspapers and other media websites in his home country, greeting people as they were waking up Thursday.

08/13/2015

Erik Bedard (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Porter Defends Bedard’s Early Exit

Houston manager Bo Porter defended Erik Bedard’s decision to remove himself from Saturday night’s game against Seattle with a no-hitter in the seventh inning because of a high pitch count and said he wouldn’t have let the left-hander stay in much longer.

CBS Seattle–07/22/2013

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So What’s Up With All These Perfect Games?

Seattle’s Felix Hernandez threw Major League Baseball’s third perfect game of the season Wednesday — a record — joining San Francisco’s Matt Cain and the White Sox’s Philip Humber, who also tossed his gem at Safeco Field. That means six of the 23 perfectos in baseball history have come since 2009. Little wonder this is being called the Decade of the Pitcher.

08/16/2012