KRISTIE RIEKEN
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April 3, 2013
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So Close: Astros end Darvish’s perfect game in 9th

HOUSTON — Yu Darvish literally came within inches of perfection. Darvish was one out from a perfect game when Marwin Gonzalez grounded a clean single through the pitcher’s legs, and Texas beat the Houston Astros 7-0 on Tuesday night. A screen shot of the play showed the ball sail what looked to be less than a foot below the pitcher’s glove and into the outfield. “That was impossible to catch,” Darvish said through a translator. The celebrated right-hander from Japan struck out a career-high 14 and was in complete control before Gonzalez smacked the first pitch he saw up the …

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