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Josh Beckett unable to duplicate gem in Dodgers' 2-1 loss to Pirates
Josh Beckett unable to duplicate gem in Dodgers' 2-1 loss to Pirates

The once-in-a-lifetime performance remained a once-in-a-lifetime performance. Five days removed from the first no-hitter of his career, Josh Beckett didn't throw a second. Beckett looked considerably more human in the 2-1 defeat to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night than he did in Philadelphia the last time he scaled a mound. He gave up a run-scoring single to Neil Walker in the third inning. He served up a towering solo home run to Ike Davis in the fourth. With the no-hitter requiring a career-high 128 pitches, Beckett was limited to five innings on this night at Dodger Stadium. He was charged with two runs and five hits. He walked one and struck out five. Beckett...

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