• Kyodo


Roki Sasaki, whose 19-strikeout April 10 perfect game attracted worldwide attention, will make his next start Friday after an 11-day break, Chiba Lotte Marines manager Tadahito Iguchi revealed Monday.

“That’s the plan, more or less,” Iguchi said Monday when Sasaki worked out with the Marines’ other starting pitchers at the Pacific League club’s home park, Chiba’s Zozo Marine Stadium.

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