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No-hitter eludes Hiroki Kuroda

Righty was well on his way, but Victorino breaks it up in the eighth of a Dodgers' win

Updated: August 31, 2010, 3:02 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Only a series of events that could reasonably be described as a perfect storm prevented Hiroki Kuroda from securing a place in history. But in the end, the Japanese right-hander was only too happy to settle for something that in the grand scheme of the Los Angeles Dodgers' season was far more important.

That would be a victory, 3-0 over the wild-card-leading Philadelphia Phillies before 44,896 on Monday night at Dodger Stadium.

But when the evening was over, the fact ...

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