Mikolas’ no-hit bid broken up with 2 outs in 9th

Miles Mikolas failed one-shot for the St. Louis Cardinals against Pittsburgh on a no-hitter when Cal Mitchell doubled with two outs in the ninth inning.

PITTSBURGH — Miles Mikolas fell a shot short of a no-hitter for the St. Louis Cardinals against Pittsburgh when Cal Mitchell doubled with two outs in the ninth inning Tuesday night.

Mitchell drove a 2-2 curveball just over the head of Gold Glove midfielder Harrison Bader. The ball bounced off the warning lane 383 feet from home plate and over the direct center wall for a ground rule double.

The goal came in Mikolas’ 129th place, a career high. He was lifted right after for Packy Naughton, who finished in a 9-1 win over the Pirates in the second game of a doubleheader.

Mikolas struck six and walked one. Pittsburgh got an unearned run in the fourth to make it 7-1 when Bryan Reynolds scored on Daniel Vogelbach’s groundout.

Reynolds led from the inning and reached second base when left fielder Juan Yepez misplayed a fly ball for an error. Reynolds advanced to third with a groundout.

Cardinals second baseman Nolan Gorman made a jump stop in the fourth and a throw from the center of the diamond in the sixth to prevent potential hits.

Mikolas scored a 1-2-3 seventh on Jack Suwinski’s drive with the help of a nice catch from Bader at the midfield fence. Pittsburgh was also okay in eighth.

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

Mikolas was attempting a third no-hitter in the majors this season. Tylor Megill and four New York Mets assists combined on April 29 against Philadelphia. Los Angeles Angels rookie Reid Detmers threw one against Tampa Bay on May 10.

St. Louis won the opener of the day-night doubleheader 3-1. Pittsburgh has lost nine straight games.

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