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Beckett made his first start since July 6 when his left hip flared up and he headed to the disabled list, and it did not go well. Beckett has been a pleasant surprise this season, but Tuesday against the
The Dodgers managed to tie it up, but then relievers
It certainly wasn't the prettiest game of the season, the Pirates committing two errors and hitting a batter, which was two less batters than the Dodgers managed to hit.
The Dodgers wasted two home runs in the loss. They had not hit one since July 9, but
Still, it wasn't enough to overcome the Dodgers' wobbly pitching. Beckett had been on the disabled list with left hip impingement. He did not walk a batter and struck out four, but when the Pirates hit him, they really hit him.
The Dodgers' initial comeback in the third was aided by a walk, a Pittsburgh error and a sacrifice fly by Gonzalez before
A two-run single from
The two-run homer by Gonzalez in the seventh and Van Slyke's solo shot in the eighth pulled the Dodgers to within a run, but then Perez walked four consecutive batters to force in a run. That's four consecutive walks in a one-run game.
League followed Perez and got Martin to hit a ground ball, but it snuck into center for two more runs.