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Rich Hill flirts with perfection and ends up with heartache in Dodgers' 1-0 loss to Pirates in 10 innings

Rich Hill flirts with perfection and ends up with heartache in Dodgers' 1-0 loss to Pirates in 10 innings

Inside his office at PNC Park, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts nursed a beer and commiserated with his coaches. His team has only lost on a few dozen occasions this season, but none stung like the 1-0 defeat Wednesday to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Losses don’t come crueler than this one, in which Rich Hill threw nine no-hit innings, prevented from collecting the 23rd no-hitter in franchise history by the imperfections of his teammates, then undone by a mistake in extra innings.

“Sad for Rich,” Roberts said.

Hill’s pursuit of a perfect game ended when third baseman Logan Forsythe fumbled a grounder in the ninth. Hill recorded 27 outs without allowing a hit, but could not...

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