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Beckett Thrown Out At First From Right Field

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Dodgers manager Don Mattingly consoles Josh Beckett after he was thrown out at first base from right field during the third inning against the St. Louis Cardinals. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly consoles Josh Beckett after he was thrown out at first base from right field during the third inning against the St. Louis Cardinals. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

BOSTON (CBS) –  Josh Beckett is still getting used to hitting in the National League.

He also needs to get used to that 90-foot run from home to first.

On Thursday night, Beckett was thrown out by Carlos Beltran on what should have been a lead-off single in the bottom of the third inning against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Watch: Beckett Gunned Down From Right Field

Beckett hit a sharp liner to right and actually showed a bit of hustle out of the box. But it wasn’t fast enough, as Beltran quickly tossed to first for the 9-3 put out.

Famed Dodgers play-by-play announcer Vin Scully reacted by saying “I haven’t seen that in a long, long time.”

Beckett was 0-for-2 at the plate Thursday night, striking out in his other at-bat. On the mound, the right-hander went 5.1 innings for LA, allowing just one run on seven hits and two walks while striking out seven, getting a no-decision in the 2-1 loss.

Since being traded from Boston to the Dodgers, Beckett is 1-2 with a 3.38 ERA in four starts. He is 0-for-9 with six strikeouts at the plate.

The Dodgers now trail the Braves and Cardinals by two games in the NL Wild Card race.

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