One Out from Perfect Game

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Yu Darvish

Rangers, April 2, 2013

Yu Darvish had authored one of the most dominant pitching performances in major league history, striking out 14 of the 26 batters he had faced, when Astros shortstop Marwin Gonzalez came to the plate with two out in the ninth. On the first pitch, Gonzalez hit a low liner right back to the mound that had just enough speed, and bounced at just the right moment, to get through Darvish's legs before he could get his glove down. Darvish was then removed from the game, which Texas won 7-0.

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