Seattle Mariners starting pitcher James Paxton had a memorable night on Tuesday. Paxton, a Canadian, threw a no-hitter against the Toronto Blue Jays in Canada.

Paxton went the full nine innings, walked three, struck out seven, and needed only 99 pitches.

Twitter reacted to the no-hitter as it was happening, and after it was completed.

Naturally, the Blue Jays tried to jinx the no-no.

But alas, it did not work.

It was the third no-hitter pitched in 2018. Oakland Athletics pitcher Sean Manaea no-hit the Boston Red Sox in April, while the Los Angeles Dodgers threw a combined no-hitter against the San Diego Padres earlier in May. Interestingly enough, the no-hitters took place in three different countries. Manaea threw his in the United States, the Dodgers’ no-no occurred in Mexico, while this one came in Canada.

Michael Dixon
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