Cody Anderson was perfect through 6 1/3 innings. (Getty Images)
Cody Anderson is off to an incredible start to his big-league career. On June 21, he threw 7 2/3 innings of shutout ball in his MLB debut and Monday he got through 6 1/3 perfect innings against the Rays. It was ruined, coincidentally, by former Indians All-Star Grady Sizemore with a home run.
Anderson still has nothing to be ashamed about, of course. He started his big-league career with 14 scoreless innings.
There have only been 23 perfect games in modern MLB history. Two of them came from Indians pitchers. Addie Joss spun one in 1908 and Len Barker pulled off the feat in 1981. The Indians haven’t even had a no-hitter since Barker’s perfecto.
Major League Baseball hasn’t seen a perfect game since 2012, when there were three. Max Scherzer came within one out earlier this season, hitting Jose Tabata with a pitch to ruin it with two outs in the ninth.
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