Hamels spoils Dickey's shot at history

Mets knuckleballer tosses one-hitter, losing no-no to opposing pitcher

Updated: August 14, 2010, 1:15 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Not only did the New York Mets not need a closer during Francisco Rodriguez's two-day suspension, they did not need a bullpen.

A day after Johan Santana tossed a four-hit shutout against the Colorado Rockies, the ace's knuckleball-throwing teammate one-upped him.

R.A. Dickey limited the Philadelphia Phillies to a sixth-inning single by opposing pitcher Cole Hamels in a one-hit shutout as the Mets won the series opener, 1-0, at Citi Field.

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