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Mariners’ James Paxton Earns Team’s Sixth No-Hitter In Franchise History In Win Vs. Blue Jays [VIDEO]

Seattle Mariners pitcher James Paxton didn’t just helped lead his team to victory on Tuesday night, he also made history.

James Paxton Pitches No-Hitter Vs. Blue Jays

The 29-year-old Canadian lefty threw for all nine innings of the Mariners’ 5-0 win over the Blue Jays in Toronto. According to MLB.com, this marked the sixth no-hitter in Mariners history. Paxton accomplished this with 99 throws.

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Here are the five other Mariners to have ever recorded a no-hitter:

    • Randy Johnson; June 2, 1990
    • Chris Bosio; April 22, 1993
    • Committee**; June 8, 2012
    • Felix Hernandez; Aug. 15, 2012
    • Hisashi Iwakuma; Aug 12, 2015

Paxton also accomplished another feat: he is the first Canadian-born MLB pitcher to toss a no-hitter in Canada.


Just last week, Paxton wowed after finishing with a career-high 16 strikeouts in a 3-2 loss against the Oakland Athletics in Seattle.

According to CBS Sports, Paxton had one of his best performances in April 2015, when he allowed just two hits and struck out nine in eight scoreless innings.

Here is a video of Paxton’s last pitch on Tuesday night:

Paxton now boasts an ERA of 3.40.

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The Mariners (20-14, third in AL West) next face the Blue Jays again at 7:07pm EST on Wednesday for the second game of a three-game series in Toronto.

 

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Written by Pablo Mena