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He introduced all his other goodies and that’s when it got kind of ugly.

— Tampa Bay Rays coach Joe Maddon, explaining why Tampa Bay’s hitters couldn’t get anything going against Felix Hernandez during Wednesday’s game. They had expected Hernandez to rely on his fastball, but he did them in with his other pitches. Hernandez pitched just the twenty-third perfect game in baseball history.