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Ely's effort lifts pitching staff

Rookie has another terrific outing and it's clear his methods are rubbing off on others

Updated: June 2, 2010, 11:20 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- There was a moment Tuesday night when John Ely made the kind of mistake you might expect a rookie pitcher to make in only his seventh major league start. It came on a ground ball to third base in the top of the third inning, when Ely, after watching teammate Casey Blake scoop it and throw to first, started jogging toward the dugout.

Luckily for Ely, he didn't get very far before he realized there were only two outs. Even more luckily for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Ely stuck ...

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