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Chunichi, Hiroshima, Yokohama: Kazuki Yoshimi (CHU) loses perfect game with six outs to go

by on Mar.31, 2012 @ 6:58 am, under NPB

Chunichi Dragons

Kazuki Yoshimi had a perfect game going when he gave up a lead-off single to Kenta Kurihara (HIR) in the top of the 8th.

Hiroshima Carp

Shota Dobayashi made his Ichi-gun debut on opening day (at third batting seventh) and picked up his first career hit, a double to left, in his last at bat in the 8th inning.

Yokohama Bay Stars

Alex Ramirez entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the top of the 9th and helped send the game into extra innings by tying the score 4-4 with an RBI single to left.

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Norihiro Nakamura is still having some problems with his left knee but told reporters on Thursday now was not the time to be complaining of pain.