On August 27, 2012 — Felix Hernandez is at it again, pitching a five-hit shutout to beat the Twins, 1 – 0. Eric Thames’ solo homer off Liam Hendriks in the 8th acounts for the game’s only run. Hendriks falls to 0-7 lifetime, while Hernandez (13-5) has his fourth 1-0 victory of the season, including his perfect game on August 15th. Only two other pitchers have won four such decisions in a season since 1969: Ferguson Jenkins in 1974 and Bert Blyleven in 1976. Also, only two other hurlers (Carl Hubbell, in 1933, and Dick Rudolph, in 1916) had tossed three 1 – 0 wins in a month.


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