Comes within 1 batter of a no-hitter. Retired 14 in a row before Matt Carpenter’s error breaks up a perfect game. Final line – 8 2/3 innings, 9 Ks, 2 walks, and one lousy hit, a scrubby infield single with 2 away in the 9th that hopped over Wacha’s glove.
Cards win, 2-0. Pirates are putting a hurt on the Cubs, but the hated Reds lost. Bucs now back 2, Reds 3, with 4 to play.