Yomiuri Giants’ Shosei Togo Fires No-Hitter

The Yomiuri Shimbun
Yomiuri Giants Pitcher Shosei Togo, center, celebrates his no-hitter with his teammates on Friday.

Yomiuri Giants right-hander Shosei Togo fired a no-hitter against the Hanshin Tigers in a 1-0 victory on Friday at Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture.

It was the 101st regular season no-hitter in Nippon Professional Baseball history, and Togo is the 89th pitcher to accomplish the feat.

“Words cannot express how happy I am,” Togo said. “I felt like I wasn’t making any mistakes.”