For the second time in his career, Daisuke Yamai missed out on throwing a no-hitter.*
Yamai had a no-hitter through 8 complete innings and then promptly gave up a solo homer to the first batter he faced in the top of the 9th, Hayato Sakamoto.
Incidentally, Kenshin Kawakami (CHU) was the last pitcher to toss a no-hitter against the Giants (8/1/2002). The last Dragons' pitcher to toss a no-hitter was Masahiro Yamamoto on 9/16/2006 against the Hanshin Tigers.
For the Giants, Sakamoto became the fourth player to prevent the Giants from being no-hit with a solo homer. The other three (although I'm not really sure if the third one should really count given the timing):
9/16/1973 - 8th inning, no out, Isao Shibata off Hiromu Matsuoka.
5/13/2005 - 9th inning, 2 outs, Takayuki Shimizu off Fumiya Nishiguchi.
8/4/2006 - 5th inning, 2 outs, Joe Dillon off Yuji Yoshimi.
* His first no-hit chance came in a Nippon Series game against the Nippon Ham Fighters in 2007. He had a perfect game through 8 and was yanked. It actually ended up being a somewhat controversial call to the pen, but I won't get into that here.