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MLB 49 43 Perfect games lost on the 27th batter 31902153 Yusmeiro Petit, Giants — Sept. 6, 2013 Yusmeiro+Petit%2C+Giants+%26mdash%3B+Sept.+6%2C+2013 MLB

Petit, who was making only his 76th major league appearance  lost a perfect game to Arizona on pinch-hitter Eric Chavez's two-out, ninth-inning single, which fell just in front of a diving Hunter Pence in right field. The right-handed Petit then retired A.J. Pollock to close out the Giants' 3-0 victory at home.

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MLB 49 43 Perfect games lost on the 27th batter 31675158 Armando Galarraga, Tigers — June 2, 2010 Armando+Galarraga%2C+Tigers+%26mdash%3B+June+2%2C+2010 MLB

Galarraga gave up a questionable infield single to Jason Donald of the Cleveland Indians. First-base umpire Jim Joyce acknowledged that he had made a bad call on the close play at first. A perfect game would have been the third in 24 days. The Tigers won 3-0 anyway.


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MLB 49 43 Perfect games lost on the 27th batter 31897840 Almost perfect Almost+perfect MLB

Twelve pitchers have lost a perfect game on the 27th batter, three on questionable calls. Two others took a perfect game into extra innings, only to lose it. Take a look at these pitchers who had their hearts broken after coming oh-so-close to making history.

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