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Former Dodger, now Kansas City Royals pitcher Hideo Nomo (91) pitches to New York Yankees’ Alberto Gonzalez during the seventh inning Thursday night.

It was his first major league appearance since July 15, 2005. Nomo managed to pitch scoreless seventh and eighth innings, but Alex Rodriguez and Jorge Posada hit solo homers in the ninth to seal a 6-1 Yankees win. (Orlin Wagner, Associated Press)
Hideo Nomo, John Buck
Kansas City Royals pitcher Hideo Nomo, left, talks with catcher John Buck before facing Hideki Matsui of the Yankees Thursday night.  (Orlin Wagner, Associated Press)
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Kansas City Royals pitcher Hideo Nomo, of Japan, throws against the San Francisco Giants in Spring Training. (Eric Risberg, Associated Press)
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Hideo Nomo throws against the Milwaukee Brewers during Spring Training.  (Chris Carlson, Associated Press)
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Hideo Nomo pitches against the San Diego Padres in Spring Training.  (Lenny Ignelzi, Associated Press)
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