NPB Ace Roki Sasaki Loses 17-Inning Perfect Streak

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Sports Illustrated

By Daniel Chavkin The Japanese phenom allowed a hit to the first batter he faced on Sunday. View the original article to see embedded media. Japanese pitcher Roki Sasaki’s consecutive batters retired streak came to an end Sunday when he allowed a hit on the first pitch he threw to the Orix Buffaloes. Sasaki’s perfect inning streak is officially 17 innings, which is 52 total batters retired. Buffaloes’s hitter Shuhei Fukuda hit the first pitch of the game vs. Sasaki for a single to right field. This streak is the record for consecutive batters retired in NPB, and it is also longer than any of s…

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