Mariners Pitcher James Paxton No-Hits the Toronto Blue Jays
The first ever no-hitter thrown by a Canadian-born player on home soil happened on Tuesday night as Seattle Mariners pitcher Big Maple, James Paxton, no-hit the Toronto Blue Jays in a 5-0 Seattle win.
He threw 99 pitches and hit 100 mph on the game-ending ground-out to preserve the gem. In his last outing (which the bullpen blew), he struck out 16 in seven innings. And to say he was electric again Tuesday night is an understatement.
Amazingly, all three no-hitters thrown in the majors this year have come in different countries! USA, Mexico (Dodgers combined no-no) and now Canada.
Kyle Seager made a spectacular play in the seventh inning robbing a Toronto hitter of a sure double to keep the no-no alive.
Mike Zunino's monster home run was all the offense the Mariners would need on this night.