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Braves-Blue Jays: Aces Up As Atlanta Bests Toronto

Published by on May 23, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Roy Halladay is probably the best pitcher in baseball and the absolute epitome of an ace. 

Kenshin Kawakami showed Friday night why he was one in Japan.

In a tidy two hours and 20 minutes, the 33-year-old right hander matched the 2003 AL Cy Young Award winner pitch for pitch as the Braves scratched a run across off the Toronto bullpen to give the Braves a hard-earned 1-0 victory Friday night at Turner Field.

Delayed about 45 minutes because of a rain delay, Kenshin Kawakami, the 2004 Eija Sawamura Award winner and MVP for the Chunichi Dragons of Japan's Central League, was not affected as he set down the Jays in order in each of the first two innings.

Kawakami had to be that sharp, as Roy...

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