The celebrated right-hander from Japan struck out 14 and appeared to be in complete control before Marwin Gonzalez smacked the first pitch up the middle with two outs in the ninth.
It's another umpiring call that went the St. Louis Cardinals way this postseason.
Exactly a year after a missed call cost him a perfect game, there was no reunion between pitcher Armando Galarraga and umpire Jim Joyce.
Cardinals manager Tony La Russa was ejected by plate umpire Jim Joyce on Monday night after Albert Pujols took a called third strike for the second out of the eighth inning against the San Diego Padres.
Dallas Braden is never one to be bashful: The Oakland lefty is certain the Year of the Pitcher can carry on through 2011 and beyond.
No controversy this time for Jim Joyce and Armando Galarraga.
Jim Joyce said he was willing to talk about his return to Comerica Park and reunion with Armando Galarraga.
Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga is ho-hum about being on the mound for the first time with umpire Jim Joyce since their infamous moment together.
When Armando Galarraga steps onto the mound to face Baltimore on Friday night, the Tigers pitcher will see a familiar face behind home plate in umpire Jim Joyce.