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Domingo Germán throws perfect game vs. A’s

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OAKLAND — Domingo Germán tossed Major League Baseball’s first perfect game since 2012 in the Yankees’ 11-0 win over the A’s on Wednesday night at the Coliseum. It was the fourth perfect game in franchise history, and the first since David Cone against the Expos in 1999.

After allowing 17 runs (15 earned) over 5 1/3 innings in his previous two starts, Germán entered Wednesday with the potential to make the wrong kind of history by becoming just the fifth pitcher in franchise history to allow seven-plus runs in three straight games.

Instead, Germán snapped a streak of another kind with his historic night. The A’s had not been no-hit since July 13, 1991, in a combined effort by four Orioles pitchers, which was the longest active streak in the Majors.

It’s the 24th perfect game in AL/NL history and the first since Félix Hernández threw one on Aug. 15, 2012, against the Rays in Seattle.

The last time an opposing pitcher was perfect against the A’s? May 5, 1904, when Cy Young and the Boston Americans went 27 up, 27 down against the Philadelphia Athletics.

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