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Sunday, June 26, 2022

Mikolas working on a no-hitter through 8 for Cards vs. Pirates

scheduled tribe. LOUIS ( Associated Press) — Miles Mikolas of the St. Louis Cardinals is pitching a no-hitter through eight innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the second game of a doubleheader Tuesday night.

Mikolas has thrown 115 pitches, for 72 strikes. St. Louis is ahead 9-1.

The right-handed batsman hit a six and went for one. Pittsburgh scored an unearned run in the fourth to level 7–1 when Brian Reynolds scored on Daniel Vogelbach’s groundout.

Reynolds led the innings and reached second base when left fielder Juan Yepez mistimed a fly ball for an error. Reynolds moved up to third on the groundout.

Cardinals second baseman Nolan Gorman made a diving stop in the fourth and an off-balance throw through the middle of the diamond in the sixth to prevent the hit.

Mikolas worked 1-2-3 in seventh place, aided by a fine catch by Harrison Bader over the center-field fence off Jack Suwinsky’s drive. Pittsburgh also went down in the eighth order.

The most recent no-hitter for the Cardinals was thrown by rookie Bud Smith in a 4–0 win over San Diego on September 3, 2001.

Paul Goldschmidt homed twice and scored five runs. Tommy Edman also went deep for the Cardinals.

Mikolas is trying out for a third no-hitter in the Majors this season. Tyler Magill and four New York Mets relievers combined for one against Philadelphia on April 29. Los Angeles Angels rookie Reed Daters made a throw on May 10 against Tampa Bay.

St. Louis won the day-night doubleheader opener 3–1, giving the Pirates their eighth consecutive defeat.

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