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.

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Josh Beckett follows through after striking out Philadelphia Phillies’ Chase Utley looking for a no-hitter baseball game, Sunday, May 25, 2014, in Philadelphia. Los Angeles won 6-0. Beckett pitched the first no-hitter of his career and the first in the majors this season. (Image source: AP/Matt Slocum)

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.

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Josh Beckett (61) celebrates with catcher Drew Butera (31) after striking out Philadelphia Phillies’ Chase Utley, left, for a no-hitter baseball game, Sunday, May 25, 2014, in Philadelphia. (Image source: AP/Matt Slocum)

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.

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Josh Beckett, center, celebrates with catcher Drew Butera, left, and first baseman Adrian Gonzalez after pitching a no-hitter baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Sunday, May 25, 2014, in Philadelphia. (Image source: AP/Matt Slocum)

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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