Philip Humber finishes off perfect game against Mariners

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White Sox starter Philip Humber is having his way with the light-hitting Mariners lineup on Saturday in Seattle and currently stands perfect through seven innings of work.

Humber has only thrown 70 pitches, so he should be able to go the distance if everything continues to roll his way.

The 29-year-old right-hander entered the afternoon outing with a 4.06 career ERA. He has fanned six M’s hitters. We’ll provide updates from here on out.

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UPDATE, 6:07 PM: Humber struck out Justin Smoak to open the bottom of the eighth inning, got Kyle Seager to fly out to left field and induced a grounder to second base out of Gordon Beckham. He’s now three outs away from history and has hurled just 80 pitches.

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UPDATE, 6:23 PM: Humber fell behind Michael Saunders 3-0 but rallied back to strike him out to open the bottom of the ninth. He then got pinch-hitter John Jaso to fly out to right field.

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UPDATE, 6:25 PM: Humber struck out Brendan Ryan to finish off the 19th perfect game in MLB history.

Report: Momentum in talks between Mariners, Jon Jay

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MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reports that there is some momentum in talks between the Mariners and free agent outfielder Jon Jay.

Jay, 32, hit .296/.374/.375 in 433 plate appearances with the Cubs last season, which is adequate. He’s heralded more for his defense and his ability to play all three outfield spots.

The Mariners are losing center fielder Jarrod Dyson to free agency and likely don’t want to rely on Guillermo Heredia next season, hence the interest in Jay. The free agent class for center fielders is otherwise relatively weak.