MAY 25, 2014 9:55p ET
PHILADELPHIA (AP) Josh Beckett pitched the first no-hitter of his decorated 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, who needed surgery last year after a nerve condition left him unable to feel his fingertips, threw 128 pitches. He fanned Chase Utley on a called strike three to end the game.
Beckett (3-1) pitched the Dodgers' first no-hitter since Hideo Nomo beat Colorado at Coors Field in 1996, and the 21st in franchise history. Sandy Koufax threw four.
It was 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 in 1969 at Connie Mack Stadium.
A three-time All-Star, Beckett was the MVP of the 2003 World Series.
BRAVES 7, ROCKIES 0
ATLANTA (AP) - Evan Gattis homered twice to support Julio Teheran's six scoreless innings and the Atlanta Braves beat Colorado.
Teheran (4-3) lowered his ERA to 1.77. He gave up four hits and struck out six.
Franklin Morales (3-4) was chased in the fifth.
BREWERS 7, MARLINS 1
MIAMI (AP) - Jimmy Nelson pitched 5 2-3 scoreless innings in his season debut for the Milwaukee Brewers in a win over Miami.
The Brewers' top prospect was recalled from Double-A Huntsville to start for Yovani Gallardo, who is nursing a sore left ankle.
Nelson (1-0) allowed five hits and three walks, but Miami went 0 for 7 against him with runners in scoring position.
Randy Wolf (0-1) made his first start since September 2012. The 37-year-old lefty, trying to come back from the second Tommy John surgery of his career, gave up nine hits and six runs in five innings.
NATIONALS 5, PIRATES 2
The Pirates had four in a row.
Francisco Liriano (0-5) is winless in 14 consecutive regular-season starts, dating to last Sept. 10.
PADRES 4, CUBS 3
The Cubs, who had four hits, were trying to win their first series since Sept. 9-11 in Cincinnati.
Jason Hammel (5-3) held the Padres hitless until the fifth.
DIAMONDBACKS 2, METS 1, 1ST GAME
METS 4, DIAMONDBACKS 2, 2ND GAME
Bobby Abreu added a run-scoring double in a rare chance to play.
The 33-year-old Matsuzaka (2-0) had been relieving for the Mets. Jenrry Mejia pitched the ninth for his third save after getting the loss in the first game.
Zeke Spruill (0-1) lost after being promoted from Triple-A before the game.
Evan Marshall (2-0) won in relief and Addison Reed got his 14th save. Mejia (4-1) took the loss.
GIANTS 8, TWINS 1
Hunter Pence homered as the Giants improved to 6-0 in interleague games this year. They have the best record in the majors.
Bumgarner (6-3) earned his fourth straight win, striking out 10 and giving up three hits in seven innings. He fanned Joe Mauer three times.
Nolasco (2-5) allowed nine hits over 4 2-3 innings.
CARDINALS 4, REDS 0
CINCINNATI (AP) - Adam Wainwright became the National League's first eight-game winner by dominating Cincinnati again, and the St. Louis Cardinals pulled away to a victory that completed another successful series against their division rival.
The Cardinals are 6-3 against the Reds this season. They've won 10 of their last 11 series together.
Wainwright (8-2) gave up five hits in eight innings and matched his career high with 12 strikeouts.
Tony Cruz and Kolten Wong each had a pair of singles and drove in a run off Mike Leake (2-4). Wong also stole a pair of bases.