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Yu Darvish denied rare perfect game

RECORD INTACT:Yu Darvish’s narrow miss of the perfect game left Hideo Nomo, who did it twice, as the only Japanese pitcher to throw a no-hitter in the major leagues

AFP and AP, HOUSTON, Texas



Madison Bumgarner allowed two hits over eight innings, giving the San Francisco Giants a 3-0 win over the Dodgers, while overshadowing the debut of high-priced Los Angeles pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin on Tuesday night.

Bumgarner (1-0) struck out six and walked none in the second straight gem at Dodger Stadium. The only hits were a pair of doubles by Andre Ethier and A.J. Ellis.

Left-hander Clayton Kershaw homered and pitched a four-hit shutout in the Dodgers’ 4-0 victory on opening day Monday.

Sergio Romo worked a perfect ninth to earn his first save of the season.

Ryu’s debut helped draw 45,431 fans to see the left-hander, who signed a US$36 million, six-year deal with the team in December last year. Ryu (0-1) gave up three runs — one earned — and 10 hits in 6-1/3 innings. He struck out five, walked none and threw 80 pitches against the defending World Series champions.


In Phoenix, Arizona, Matt Holliday, Pete Kozma and Jon Jay homered as St Louis beat Arizona to even their season-opening series.

Jaime Garcia (1-0) gave up two hits, one of them a homer by Miguel Montero, in 5-2/3 innings for the Cardinals. Holliday’s two-run shot off Trevor Cahill broke a 1-1 tie in the sixth inning.

Kozma added a leadoff homer and Jay a two-run drive off the right-field foul pole, both off reliever Heath Bell in the seventh.

Kozma’s homer came on Bell’s first pitch with the Diamondbacks. Matt Carpenter doubled twice for St Louis.

Cahill (0-1) allowed three runs and five hits in 5-2/3 innings. He struck out seven.

Tuesday’s other result:

‧ Rockies 8, Brewers 4

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