ST. LOUISThe A no-hitter against The was only narrowly missed Tuesday night, the second game in a doubleheader.
Mikolas allowed a run unearned and one hit in St. Louis' 9-1 win, which completes the sweep for the home side.
Pittsburgh scored the run during the fourth inning.You scored on ‘s groundout. Reynolds led the first inning and reached second when Reynolds was caught in left field. For an error, Reynolds mishandled a fly ball. Reynolds advanced to third on an error. Two outs in the ninth inning gave the Pirates the win.
Cardinals' second basemanTo stop any possible hits, the fourth diver made a dive stop and the sixth made an off-balance throw from in the middle of the diamond to the sixth.
Mikolas had some help. He was helped by a catch in his 1-2-3 seventh.At the middle-field fence ‘s drive.
Bud Smith, a rookie pitcher, was the Cardinals' most recent no-hitter. He threw it in a win over San Diego of 4-0 on Sept. 3, 2001.
Tuesday's victory wasTwo homers and five runs were scored. Also, the Cardinals went deep.
Mikolas' performance was almost the third no-hitter for the majors in this season.Four Reliefers teamed up to create one against Philadelphia on April 29. For the rookie One against Tampa Bay, May 10.
St. Louis won the opening of the doubleheader at night 3-1, giving the Pirates their eighth consecutive loss.
This report was contributed by The Associated Press.