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Cubs' Drew Smyly loses perfect game bid on mishap with catcher

Apr 21, 2023

Drew Smyly was on the verge of history when he retired the first 21 batters he faced, but the 22nd didn't go as anyone at Wrigley Field had hoped — except for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

David Peralta dribbled a broken-bat swinging bunt along the third baseline that both Smyly and catcher Yan Gomes ran after. Smyly picked up the ball and looked to get Peralta at first, but Gomes collided with the lefty from behind.

Gomes looked to hop-step out of the way of Smyly, but he did so too late and ran into his pitcher.

Both players fell to the ground — Smyly in some pain and Gomes in some agony — and Peralta reached base safely, ending the perfect game bid.

Source: Fox News

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