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FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»June 1, 2000:
Japanese righthander Tomokazu Ohka, a top prospect with the Pawtucket Red Sox, becomes the first pitcher in nearly 50 years to throw a 9-inning perfect game in the International League. Ohka retired all 27 batters he faced in a 2-0 triumph over the Charlotte Knights. The 24-year-old Ohka needs just 76 pitches to toss the first nine-inning perfect game in the IL since Dick Marlowe did it for Buffalo in 1952.
»July 31, 2001:
The Red Sox obtain P Ugueth Urbina from the Expos for pitchers Tomo Ohka and Rich Rundles. Urbina's name was one of the most widely mentioned in the trade rumors.
»April 17, 2002:
Montreal scores eight times in the 4th inning and the Expos go on to defeat the Cubs, 15–8. Chris Truby hits a 2–run triple in the frame and Vlad Guerrero lines a bases–loaded triple. Expo starter Tomokazu Ohka exits after failing to retire any of the first six batters, but Bruce Chen supplies four solid innings.