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PHILADELPHIA - MAY 25: Starting pitcher Josh Beckett #61 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates in the ninth inning after recording a no hitter during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on May 25, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Dodgers won 6-0. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA - MAY 25: Starting pitcher Josh Beckett #61 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates with teammates after throwing a no hitter against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on May 25, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Dodgers won 6-0. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA - MAY 25: Starting pitcher Josh Beckett #61 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is swarmed by catcher Drew Butera #31 and first baseman Adrian Gonzalez #23 after throwing a no hitter against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on May 25, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Dodgers won 6-0. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA - MAY 25: Starting pitcher Josh Beckett #61 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is swarmed by teammates after throwing a no hitter against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on May 25, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Dodgers won 6-0. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA - MAY 25: Starting pitcher Josh Beckett #61 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates with teammates after throwing a no hitter during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on May 25, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Dodgers won 6-0. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA - MAY 25: A view of the scoreboard after starting pitcher Josh Beckett #61 of the Los Angeles Dodgers threw a no hitter against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on May 25, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Dodgers won 6-0. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA - MAY 25: Starting pitcher Josh Beckett #61 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is congratulated by manager Don Mattingly #8 after throwing a no hitter against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on May 25, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Dodgers won 6-0. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA - MAY 25: Starting pitcher Josh Beckett #61 of the Los Angeles Dodgers gets a slap on the back by teammate Yasiel Puig outside of the clubhouse after throwing a no-hitter against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on May 25, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Dodgers won 6-0. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA - MAY 25: Starting pitcher Josh Beckett #61 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is sprayed by teammates outside of the clubhouse after throwing a no-hitter against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on May 25, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Dodgers won 6-0. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA - MAY 25: Starting pitcher Josh Beckett #61 of the Los Angeles Dodgers gets his hair matted down by teammate Yasiel Puig outside of the clubhouse after throwing a no-hitter against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on May 25, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Dodgers won 6-0. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Josh Beckett, center, is doused by second baseman Justin Turner, right, after Beckett pitched a no-hitter baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Sunday, May 25, 2014, in Philadelphia. Los Angeles won 6-0. Beckett pitched the first no-hitter of his career and the first in the majors this season. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Josh Beckett reacts 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. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Josh Beckett celebrates with teammates after throwing a no-hitter baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Sunday, May 25, 2014, in Philadelphia. Los Angeles won 6-0. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Josh Beckett celebrates with teammates after throwing a no-hitter baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Sunday, May 25, 2014, in Philadelphia. Los Angeles won 6-0. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Josh Beckett reacts 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. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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BY ROB MAADDI
AP SPORTS WRITER

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- 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 last year by injuries, threw 128 pitches. This was the Dodgers' first no-hitter since Hideo Nomo beat Colorado at Coors Field in 1996.

Beckett threw 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.

Josh Beckett No-Hits Phillies

All of the defensive plays behind Beckett were routine. Domonic Brown had the hardest out, a liner that left fielder Carl Crawford ran down near the warning track in the fifth.

Beckett sat at the end of the bench, next to a security guard, as the Dodgers batted in the ninth inning, then took the mound.

Beckett retired pinch-hitter Tony Gwynn Jr. on a popup to shortstop to start the ninth. Speedy Ben Revere followed with a grounder that first baseman Adrian Gonzalez fielded, and he flipped to Beckett covering the bag for the second out.

Jimmy Rollins was up next, and Beckett walked him on a full-count pitch. That brought up Chase Utley, and Beckett got him to look at a 94 mph fastball on a 3-2 pitch for strike three to end it.

Beckett walked off the mound, pumped his fist and was mobbed by teammates. He got a standing ovation from Phillies fans on his way to the dugout.

Beckett (3-1) has bounced back neatly from an injury-plagued season. A three-time All-Star, he was the MVP of the 2003 World Series for the Marlins, capping off their championship run by pitching a five-hit shutout in the clinching Game 6 at Yankee Stadium.

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