One week after throwing the first perfect game in Nippon Professional Baseball in 28 years, Roki Sasaki almost did it again.
The hard-throwing Chiba Lotte Marines right-hander struck out 14 batters over eight perfect innings at ZOZO Marine Stadium on Sunday, April 17 before leaving the game at 102 pitches with the score tied 0-0 against the Hokkaido Nipponham Fighters.
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Author: Jim Armstrong
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