• Kyodo


New York Mets right-hander Satoru Komiyama pitched a perfect final inning Thursday in his major league debut but was not involved in the decision as the Pittsburgh Pirates outscored the Mets 3-2.

In his 13th year as a pro, the 36-year-old rookie took the mound at Shea Stadium with the Mets down by a run and easily retired three batters.

“It was so much fun. I don’t know what to say,” said Komiyama, who is the oldest of the 11 Japanese players currently on the first-team roster of major league teams this season.

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