CL pitchers almost perfect in first Japanese All-Star Game
by Bob Timmermann
In the first game of the baseballl All-Star Games in Japan, the Central League's pitchers faced just 28 hitters as they cruised to a 4-0 win over the Pacific League at the Tokyo Dome.
The PL leadoff hitter Tsuyoshi Nishioka led off the game with an infield single and was caught stealing. Then with two outs, CL starter Koji Uehara hit Greg LaRocca with a pitch. After that, every PL batter was retired. Japanese language box score for the game.
There will be a second game played Saturday in Sendai.