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Ross Stripling's no-no try turns into oh-no cry for Dodgers in 3-2 loss to Giants

Ross Stripling's no-no try turns into oh-no cry for Dodgers in 3-2 loss to Giants

The decision stemmed from caution, the noble pursuit of protecting a young man's arm, rather than the quest for history. So Dave Roberts climbed the steps of his dugout onto a baseball diamond soaked by rain and asked for the baseball.

In the eighth inning of a 3-2 loss to San Francisco, Roberts chose discretion over risking injury to rookie Ross Stripling's surgically repaired right arm. After 100 pitches across 71/3 innings of a no-hit debut, with the Dodgers leading, 2-0, Stripling handed the game to Roberts and walked into the dugout.

“Under no circumstance am I going to even consider putting his future in jeopardy,” Roberts said. “For me, it was a...

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