Vicente Padilla makes case to stay

The Dodgers pitcher has been magnificent for Los Angeles since returning from the DL

Updated: August 5, 2010, 11:43 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- There was a story behind what took place at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday night -- a long story that has taken almost a year to play out.

While Vicente Padilla was flirting with a no-hitter, ultimately settling for a two-hit shutout and carrying the Dodgers to their second desperately needed victory in a row over the San Diego Padres 9-0 before 48,988, the veteran right-hander was also affording himself another dose of vindication less than 12 months after his unconditional ...

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