Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Josh Beckett, left, celebrates with catcher Drew Butera after striking out Philadelphia Phillies' Chase Utley looking for a no-hitter baseball game, Sunday, May 25, 2014, in Philadelphia. Los Angeles won 6-0.Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.
PHILADELPHIA — Josh Beckett pitched the first no-hitter of his stellar career and the first in the majors this season, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Philadelphia Phillies 6-0 on Sunday.
Beckett struck out six, walked three and didn't come close to allowing a hit against a lineup that included two former NL MVPs and four former All-Stars.
The 34-year-old right-hander, whose career was almost derailed by recent injuries, pitched the first no-hitter in the majors since Miami's Henderson Alvarez did it against Detroit on the final day of the 2013 season.
Beckett became the first visiting pitcher to throw a no-hitter in Philadelphia since Montreal's Bill Stoneman stopped the Phillies on April 17, 1969, at Connie Mack Stadium.