Josh Beckett Pitches First No-Hitter of MLB Season, Leading L.A. Dodgers Over Phillies
Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Josh Beckett pitched the first no-hitter of his stellar career and the first in the majors this season, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Philadelphia Phillies 6-0 on Sunday.
Beckett struck out six, walked three and didn’t come close to allowing a hit against a lineup that included two former NL MVPs and four former All-Stars.
The 34-year-old right-hander, whose career was almost derailed by recent injuries, pitched the first no-hitter in the majors since Miami’s Henderson Alvarez did it against Detroit on the final day of the 2013 season.
Beckett became the first visiting pitcher to throw a no-hitter in Philadelphia since Montreal’s Bill Stoneman stopped the Phillies on April 17, 1969, at Connie Mack Stadium.
Here’s video taken by a spectator at the game showing Beckett’s final pitch and the subsequent celebration on the field by the visiting club:
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