Takahiro Norimoto combined with three relievers on a no-hitter, and Japan beat the Major League Baseball All-Stars 4-0 on Saturday in a game in which Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano broke his toe. Norimoto, who went 14-10 with a 3.02 ERA this season for the Rakuten Eagles, struck out six over five perfect innings. Cano was hit by a pitch on the right foot in the seventh inning. The Mariners confirmed later Saturday that X-rays revealed a fracture in his small toe and he is expected to miss 3-4 weeks. Hayato Sakamoto and Sho Nakata each hit a two-run homer as Japan took a 3-0 lead in the five-game series. The MLB All-Stars won an exhibition game 8-7 before the start of the series but have scored just four runs over the first three games.
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