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Roki Sasaki's perfect game: Five things to know about Japanese pitcher, including 20-year-old could move to MLB

Roki Sasaki's perfect game: Five things to know about Japanese pitcher, including 20-year-old could move to MLB

There have been plenty of perfect games in professional baseball. But there has likely never been a more perfect, perfect game than what Roki Sasaki pitched on Sunday. Facing the Orix Buffaloes in the Nippon Professional Baseball League in Japan, the 20-year-old hurler for the Chiba Lotte Marines retired all 27 batters he faced, including a record-tying 19 via strikeout.

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Cubs' Seiya Suzuki off to historically hot start to MLB career after coming from Japan

Cubs' Seiya Suzuki off to historically hot start to MLB career after coming from Japan

Generally when a player transfers to MLB from Japan’s NPB, growing pains are expected. When the Chicago Cubs landed Hiroshima Carp star Seiya Suzuki this offseason, his game was recognized as one that could translate – but it’s hard to imagine anyone thought it would translate as quickly as it has.

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Why aren't the Phillies wearing their cream-colored home uniforms? Supply chain issues to blame, team says

Why aren't the Phillies wearing their cream-colored home uniforms? Supply chain issues to blame, team says

Everything seemed normal when the Phillies took the field against the Athletics on Sunday afternoon. Well, everything except their uniforms. Typically, the Phillies wear their cream-colored home uniforms on Sundays. Adorned with accents of blue and red, they are among the league’s most popular uniforms.

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MLB's bigger bases, explained: Why baseball is using new, larger bases for 2022

MLB's bigger bases, explained: Why baseball is using new, larger bases for 2022

One of the more interesting changes for the 2022 season isn’t going to be immediately evident to those first turning the game on. Amid all of the talk about the universal DH and the extra-innings runner, MLB and the MLBPA also agreed to larger bases for the upcoming season.

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Five big questions in the NL West, starting with the Dodgers' superiority

Five big questions in the NL West, starting with the Dodgers' superiority

The season’s less than a week away and the key free agents have found new homes — except you, Michael Conforto — so it’s time to start taking a look at the key questions in each division.

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