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Billingsley puts aside concerns in win

Pitcher looks calm and collected in his season-opening start at Pittsburgh

Updated: April 9, 2010, 11:19 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

PITTSBURGH -- When first approached by reporters after Thursday's game, Chad Billingsley tried to play it straight, tried to answer questions in colorless cliches and rehearsed recitations about what a fantastic afternoon it had been for the Dodgers, not just for him. Before long, though, he couldn't stop himself from cracking a smile and opening up, the conversation eventually morphing into laughter over the fact both Billingsley and a radio reporter who travels with the team were wearing identical ...

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