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Chad Billingsley struggles with lead

Right-hander follows an early-season pattern and sees it result in a loss to the Giants

Updated: April 13, 2011, 8:20 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

SAN FRANCISCO -- Chad Billingsley was cruising, sailing, breezing, whatever nautical euphemism you want to use for a pitcher who was basically having his way with the opposition. The Los Angeles Dodgers' right-hander was efficiently mowing down the San Francisco Giants, the team that won last year's World Series, and he was thoroughly outpitching Tim Lincecum, the guy who won the past two National League Cy Young Awards.

And then, in the top of the fourth inning of what would become a 5-4 ...

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