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Reds 1, Pirates 0: Homer Bailey throws no-hitter against Pittsburgh

Cincinnati's Homer Bailey no-hit the Pittsburgh Pirates, as the Reds won a 1-0 decision at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Bailey struck out 10 Pirates, including Pedro Alvarez and Jordy Mercer twice each.

Pittsburgh had two base runners on the night: The first came when Clint Barmes reached first base after an error by Scott Rolen in the third inning. Andrew McCutchen walked in the bottom of the seventh before being caught stealing.

There was little trouble in the ninth, as Bailey struck out Brock Holt, induced a fly by Michael McKenry and got Alex Presley to pop out to end the game.

Pittsburgh's A.J. Burnett threw a nice game of his own, allowing only one Cincinnati run. The Reds scored it in the first inning when a Todd Frazier sacrifice fly scored Brandon Phillips. After that, Burnett cruised through eight innings, allowing seven hits while striking out five.

This was the first time Pittsburgh has been no-hit since the Cardinals' Bob Gibson pitched a no-no in an 11-0 St. Louis decision in 1971. The Pirates have had a September to forget, falling out of the playoff chase and losing their chance at a first winning record since 1992.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.