65
      Friday
      80 / 57
      Saturday
      75 / 53
      Sunday
      68 / 55

      The Cardinals Michael Wacha loses his no hit bid in the ninth

      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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