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Mariners No-Hitter: Kevin Millwood And 5 Pitchers Combine To Hold Dodgers Hitless

TIM BOOTH   06/09/12 10:58 PM ET  AP

SEATTLE — A day after getting no-hit by the Mariners, the Los Angeles Dodgers rebounded to beat Seattle 8-3 Saturday as Jerry Hairston Jr. had a career-best five RBIs and Clayton Kershaw struck out a season-high 12.

Hairston had three of the Dodgers' 14 hits, putting Los Angeles ahead with a three-run homer in the first against Jason Vargas (7-5). He added RBI doubles in the third off Vargas and in the eighth against Lucas Luetge.

After missing 16 games with a left hamstring strain, Hairston is hitting .426 with five doubles and 11 RBIs since he was activated from the disabled list on May 25.

Kershaw (5-3), the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner, allowed three runs and four hits in seven innings and struck out the side in the first.

Vargas gave up five runs and nine hits in six innings. A day earlier, six pitchers combined to no-hit Los Angeles.

After struggling through a 33-pitch first, Vargas fell behind 5-0 in the third when Hairston doubled in a run and scored on James Loney's single. Vargas' pitch count was up to 66 by the end of the inning.

After getting seven of his first nine outs with strikeouts, Kershaw gave up a three-run homer to Miguel Olivo in the fourth, his fifth home run of the season.

With a runner on first in the sixth, Kershaw fell behind Olivo 2-0 before getting him to foul out near first.

Dee Gordon stole two bases, raising his season total to 16. He pulled off a double steal with Tony Gwynn Jr. in the ninth, allowing Gwynn Jr. to score on a fielder's choice. Juan Rivera followed with a sacrifice fly.

NOTES: Mariners closer Tom Wilhelmsen is determining what to do with the ball from the final out of Friday night's combined no-hitter. Wilhelmsen said he has it in a "safe place" and isn't sure how to divide it among the six pitchers who no-hit the Dodgers. ... Mariners manager Eric Wedge said Felix Hernandez is on schedule to start Tuesday against the Padres. Hernandez has been experiencing back pain, which caused him to take extra time between starts.

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    Seattle Mariners catcher Jesus Montero, left, leaps into the arms of closer Tom Wilhelmsen after the final out against the Los Angeles Dodgers in a baseball game Friday, June 8, 2012, in Seattle. The Mariners won 1-0 in a six-pitcher combined no-hitter.

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    Seattle Mariners catcher Jesus Montero, left, celebrates with closer Tom Wilhelmsen after the final out against the Los Angeles Dodgers in a baseball game Friday, June 8, 2012, in Seattle. The Mariners won 1-0 in a six-pitcher combined no-hitter.

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    Closing pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen #54 of the Seattle Mariners celebrates with catcher Jesus Montero #63 after a combined no-hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Safeco Field on June 8, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. The Mariners defeated the Dodgers 1-0.

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    Members of the Seattle Mariners celebrate after a combined no-hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Safeco Field on June 8, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. The Mariners defeated the Dodgers 1-0.

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    Closing pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen #54 of the Seattle Mariners and teammates react as Andre Ethier #16 makes the final out of a combined no-hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Safeco Field on June 8, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. The Mariners defeated the Dodgers 1-0.

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    Relief pitcher Stephen Pryor #46 of the Seattle Mariners pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Safeco Field on June 8, 2012 in Seattle, Washington.

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    Relief pitcher Charlie Furbush #41 of the Seattle Mariners pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Safeco Field on June 8, 2012 in Seattle, Washington.

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    Center fielder Tony Gwynn Jr. #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers dives for a base hit by Ichiro Suzuki of the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on June 8, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

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    Jerry Hairston #6 of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks back at home plate umpire Brian Runge after being called out on strikes to end the fifth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on June 8, 2012 in Seattle, Washington.

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    Jerry Hairston #6 of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks back at home plate umpire Brian Runge after being called out on strikes to end the fifth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on June 8, 2012 in Seattle, Washington.

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    Michael Saunders #55 of the Seattle Mariners hits a broken bat single against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Safeco Field on June 8, 2012 in Seattle, Washington.

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    Former Seattle Mariners great Edgar Martinez waves to the crowd as he heads to the mound to throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the game between the Seattle Mariners and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Safeco Field on June 8, 2012 in Seattle, Washington.

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    Catcher Jesus Montero #63 of the Seattle Mariners gets up after tumbling to the ground while catching a pop foul by Tony Gwynn Jr. of the Los Angeles Dodgers at Safeco Field on June 8, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. 

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    Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Charlie Furbush throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, June 8, 2012, in Seattle. The Mariners won 1-0 in a six-pitcher combined no-hitter.

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    Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Lucas Luetge comes out against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the eighth inning of a baseball game Friday, June 8, 2012, in Seattle. The Mariners won 1-0 in a six-pitcher combined no-hitter.

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    Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Stephen Pryor throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, June 8, 2012, in Seattle. The Mariners won 1-0 in a six-pitcher combined no-hitter.

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    Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Scott Elbert wipes down after giving up a run to the Seattle Mariners in the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, June 8, 2012, in Seattle.

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    Seattle Mariners' Ichiro Suzuki steals second base unchallenged by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, June 8, 2012, in Seattle.

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    Seattle Mariners' Dustin Ackley, right, flips his bat after striking out as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis prepares to return the ball to the mound in the third inning of a baseball game Friday, June 8, 2012, in Seattle.

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    Los Angeles Dodgers' Elian Herrera reacts to swinging strike against the Seattle Mariners in the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, June 8, 2012, in Seattle. Herrera struck out on the at-bat.

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    Seattle Mariners' Ichiro Suzuki singles against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the third inning of a baseball game Friday, June 8, 2012, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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    Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Kevin Millwood throws to a Los Angeles Dodgers batter in the second inning of a baseball game Friday, June 8, 2012, in Seattle.

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    Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Kevin Millwood throws to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second inning of a baseball game Friday, June 8, 2012, in Seattle.

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    Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Kevin Millwood throws to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second inning of a baseball game Friday, June 8, 2012, in Seattle.

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    Starting pitcher Kevin Millwood #25 of the Seattle Mariners pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Safeco Field on June 8, 2012 in Seattle, Washington.

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    Former Seattle Mariner Edgar Martinez, right, embraces catcher Miguel Olivo after Martinez threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Mariners' baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, June 8, 2012, in Seattle.

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    Former Seattle Mariners great Edgar Martinez throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the game between the Seattle Mariners and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Safeco Field on June 8, 2012 in Seattle, Washington.

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