SEATTLE – Mike Leake could not be in Seattle in two weeks. He could be treated before the close on 31st July and soon pennant. In the Mariners' 10-0 victory over the Angels on Friday, he certainly threw a goal.
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Leake came only three goals after completing the 24th perfect game in Major League history For the first time since Mariner Felix Hernandez hit the track on 1
Luis Rengifo took ninth place with a single through first and a second base that ended Leakes chance for history. At this time, the T-Mobile Park broke out in ovation. Leake then joined Kevan Smith before retiring Matt Thaiss, Brian Goodwin and Mike Trout to finish his sixth career complete game. He painted the black with a mix of fast low-speed and high-motion balls, a change in the '80s, and an effective slider. It was the hallmark that Leake has best embodied in his 10-year career.
Daniel Kramer is a reporter for Seattle-based MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @DKramer_ .