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