August 16, 2012
Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez celebrates with teammates after throwing a perfect game in the Mariners' 1-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays in a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, in Seattle. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Greg Gilbert)
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SEATTLE — The count fell to 2-0 on Sean Rodriguez, the last Tampa Bay hitter between Felix Hernandez and history.
SEATTLE — Felix Hernandez wasn’t the only one with mounting pressure Wednesday afternoon at Safeco Field as he progressed toward baseball immortality.