Pitching sensation Roki Sasaki earns first NPB All-Star selection

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Roki Sasaki, who became the youngest pitcher to throw a perfect game in Japanese professional baseball in April, has been selected to the Pacific League’s all-star team for the first time, Nippon Professional Baseball announced Wednesday.

The 20-year-old Chiba Lotte Marines right-hander, who leads the PL with 124 strikeouts, earned 304,034 votes to lead his league’s starting pitchers in voting for games scheduled to take place July 26 at Fukuoka’s PayPay Dome and July 27 to be hosted The Ehime Prefectural Botchan Stadium in Matsuyama.

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