PITTSBURGH (AP) Josh Beckett's left hip isn't 100 percent. Neither is his fastball.
Still, the Los Angeles Dodgers veteran right-hander was in no mood to use either as an excuse after his return from the disabled list lasted less than four innings in a 12-7 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.
"I was ready the pitch," Beckett said. "The trainers cleared me. The doctors cleared me. I just didn't pitch well and I put the guys coming in behind me in a tough spot because they had to pitch way too many innings."