Cards' Wacha loses no-hit bid with 2 outs in 9th - NBC Sports

Cards' Wacha loses no-hit bid with 2 outs in 9th
St. Louis Cardinals' Adam Wainwright dodges his own sacrifice bunt as Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos tosses aside his mask to field the bunt in the fourth inning of a baseball game Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Chris Lee)
September 24, 2013, 10:35 pm

ST. LOUIS (AP) Cardinals rookie Michael Wacha lost his no-hit bid on Ryan Zimmerman's infield single with two outs in the ninth inning, and St. Louis beat the Washington Nationals 2-0 Tuesday night to close in on the NL Central title.

Making his ninth career start, Wacha came about as close as possible to finishing off the third no-hitter in the majors this season. Instead, he became the third pitcher to have a bid broken up with one out to go.

Zimmerman hit a chopper just over Wacha's glove - the pitcher said he thought it nicked his mitt - and the ball bounced slowly toward shortstop. A charging Pete Kozma grabbed it with his bare hand and whipped a throw to first that was a little wide, pulling Matt Adams off the bag just as Zimmerman arrived.

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