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NPB news: June 19, 2022

Sunday was a big day for 40-somethings. Tsuyoshi Wada, 41, took a perfect game into the sixth inning for SoftBank while, Masanori Ishikawa, 42, had his longest outing of the season with the help of a home run from 40-year-old Norichika Aoki.

At the other end of the scale, Akira Neo pitched at his home park for the first time, and made a little splash for Chunichi, who failed to climb out of the hole Matt Shoemaker dug for them.

Shall we get started?

Sunday’s games

Lions 3, Buffaloes 2: At Seibu Dome, bounced back from being no-hit by being three-hit and cashing in on their only run-scoring opportunity against Sachiya Yamasaki (2-6) in a three-run fourth.

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NPB News: April 24, 2022

Sasaki Sunday was no holiday in Osaka, although Lotte scored some runs behind him for a change, while there was one big comeback and a late nail-biter on a fun day of baseball in Japan. So let’s get to it.

By the way, you should be able to catch me talking about Sasaki on CNN World Sport, taping live at noon EDT in the U.S. on Sunday.

Marines 6, Buffaloes 3: At Osaka Dome, Sasaki (3-0) lost his perfect retired-batters streak at 52 on the first pitch as he brought his heat to Osaka Dome, but not his control. He allowed two runs over five innings, struck out four batters, walked three and hit two while allowing six hits.

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