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Ted Lilly tosses gem in Dodgers debut

Left-hander retires the final 20 batters he faces in a 2-1 win over the Padres

Updated: August 4, 2010, 10:43 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers couldn't have asked for more from Ted Lilly in his first start since being acquired from the Chicago Cubs at Saturday's trading deadline.

Well, actually, they could have asked for more, but they chose not to. More to the point, manager Joe Torre chose not to.

Fortunately for Lilly, even moreso for the Dodgers and most of all for Torre, that ultimately didn't matter. Lilly, who was plenty used to pitching with no run support while with the Cubs, combined with ...

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