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With one out away from the third perfect game in a month, a blown call by first base umpire Jim Joyce robbed Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga of his shot at immortality. If recent history is any indication, however, not having that one game may prove beneficial for both Galarraga and the Tigers in the long run. On May 9, Dallas Braden threw a perfect game on Mother’s Day with his grandmother in attendance. The post-game celebration with his grandmother brought a tear to even the driest eye. That celebration, however, would be the last Braden would have for the next month. Since that historic day, Braden has gone 0-3 in his last four starts with a 4.45 ERA.  His team hasn’t been much help to him either. In each of his four starts since his perfect game, the team has supplie ...

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