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Galarraga Misses Out on Baseball’s Perfect Club

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    Galarraga Misses Out on Baseball’s Perfect Club
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    Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga throws against the Cleveland Indians in the first inning of a baseball game in Detroit Wednesday, June 2, 2010. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    DETROIT - Detroit's Armando Galarraga just missed becoming the 21st player to pitch a perfect game in Major League baseball history because of a questionable call at first base on what would've been the final out of the game.

    Galarraga (2-1) struck out three batters and got a huge catch from outfielder Austin Jackson in the ninth inning when Mark Grudzielanek crushed a ball into the gap in left centerfield, but Jackson made a spectacular running grab.

    Two batters later, Jason Donald hit a bouncing ball toward first base. As Galarraga went to cover the base, he made the catch, but first base umpire Jim Joyce called Donald safe.

    More details to come.