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Cardinals' Wainwright loses no-hitter in eighth

One night after Shelby Miller held Colorado to a just a first-inning single, the St. Louis Cardinals' Adam Wainwright was trying to go one better, holding the visiting Rockies hitless through seven innings. But with one out, Nolan Arenado broke up the bid with a single to center field.

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  1. St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright had a no-hitter through seven innings against the Colorado Rockies in St. Louis Saturday. The Cardinals led 3-0. Wainwright had walked one and struck out seven.

  2. Todd Helton's fifth-inning walk had been the only baserunner for Colorado.

  3. His performance came one night after the Cardinals' Shelby Miller gave up a hit to the first batter of the game, then retired 27 hitters in a row.

  4. Through seven innings, Wainwright had retired six batters on groundouts and eight on flyouts. 
  5. Todd Helton grounded out leading off the eighth for Colorado on a great play by second baseman Matt Carpenter.
  6. But Nolan Arenado broke up the no-hitter on a clean single to center field.
  7. Wainwright then retired Reid Brignac and Yorvit Torrealba. That put him three outs away from the Cardinals' second consecutive one-hitter. 
  8. Jordan Pacheco pinch-hit for Colorado to lead off the ninth; he lined out on a 1-2 pitch to third baseman David Freese.
  9. Eric Young lined out to center field for the second out. 
  10. Dexter Fowler fell behind 0-2, battled back to a full count, then singled to center for the second hit off Wainwright.
  11. Carlos Gonzalez grounded out to second base to end the game; Wainwright finished with a two-hitter. 
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