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June 19, 2014

What You Need to Know

Another No-No

by Daniel Rathman and Chris Mosch


The Wednesday Takeaway
When play began on Wednesday, the Dodgers—thanks to Josh Beckett—were the only major-league team that could boast about a no-hitter this year. That’s still true. Only now they have two of them, after Clayton Kershaw sliced through the Rockies in Chavez Ravine last night.

The left-hander raced through the first six innings, retiring all 18 batters he faced. Ten of those 18 went down via the strikeout. And Kershaw had accomplished all of that on just 78 pitches.

With no concern about his pitch count—and no reason to sweat the shutout with the Dodgers ahead 8-0—Kershaw took the mound in the seventh poised to keep on rolling. Moments later, two ground balls to the left side of the infield would define the game’s place in baseball history.

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