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Braden comes to earth vs. Angels

Updated: May 15, 2010, 2:24 AM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- And for an encore, if there can be an encore five days later, Oakland Athletics pitcher Dallas Braden was only very good Friday night in a 4-0 loss to the Angels, not perfect.

He became the first pitcher since Len Barker in 1981 to throw a complete game following a perfect game, giving up seven hits and four runs in an eight-inning complete game loss.

But whatever perfection he could bottle from his pristine perfect game last Sunday against ...

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