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Flirting with a no-no

By Tyler Fulghum, Sports Director, tylerf@kmiz.com
Published On: May 11 2013 04:46:40 PM CDT
Updated On: May 11 2013 05:03:46 PM CDT
Adam Wainright 5.11

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Adam Wainright threw 7.1 innings of no-hit ball against the Rockies Saturday afternoon.  Wainwright finished the game allowing just two hits and one walk in a 3-0 St. Louis win.

ST. LOUIS -

Adam Wainwright carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning and was one out from the St. Louis Cardinals' second straight one-hitter over the suddenly punchless Colorado Rockies in a 3-0 victory Saturday.

The Rockies had been hitless in 49 consecutive at-bats before Nolan Arenado lined a clean hit to center field with one out in the eighth. Eric Young led off Friday night's game with a broken-bat single off rookie Shelby Miller then the Rockies failed to put a runner on until Todd Helton walked with one out in the fifth inning a day later.

The 49 at-bats is the longest hitless stretch since Sept. 25-27, 1981, when the Los Angeles Dodgers went 50 at-bats without a knock.

Wainwright doffed his cap in appreciation during a prolonged standing ovation from a sellout crowd of 43,050, then quickly retired the next two hitters.

Wainwright (5-2) gave up a two-out single to Dexter Fowler and matched his career best with a two-hitter.

As a whole, the St. Louis starting staff has a 2.11 ERA, the best in the major leagues.

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