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Young Ely teaches vets a lesson

Rookie Dodgers pitcher John Ely kept to a simple formula for his first career win

Updated: May 12, 2010, 11:12 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

PHOENIX -- John Ely took the mound in a major league ballgame for the third time in his life on Tuesday night, and the Dodgers' rookie right-hander proceeded to deliver another textbook lesson on the soundest, most effective way to pitch to big league hitters. Only time will tell whether anyone was paying attention.

Ely shut out the Arizona Diamondbacks for six innings, was charged with a pair of runs that scored after he left the game two batters into the seventh, and ultimately came ...

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