Will Ohman

White Sox's Humber pitches perfect game

White Sox's Humber pitches perfect game

For only a few seconds Saturday, Philip Humber's perfect game bid was out of his hands.

"Go get it," Humber said as catcher A.J. Pierzynski chased down an errant slider that pinch-hitter Brendan Ryan was ruled to have swung at. "Throw him out."

As soon as Pierzynski retreated and completed his throw to first base to complete the 27th consecutive out, the latest chapter in Humber's amazing ascent was completed.

Just 15 months after Humber had to earn his way onto the Sox's 2011 opening-day roster, Humber threw the 21st perfect game in major league history with an efficient 4-0 victory over the Mariners.

Despite protests by Ryan over home...