Cardinals 3, Rockies 0

ST. LOUIS — Shelby Miller retired the last 27 batters Friday night, finishing with a one-hitter. A day later, the Cardinals rookie watched Adam Wainwright nearly top that feat.

Wainwright pitched no-hit ball into the eighth inning and finished with a two-hitter Saturday against the suddenly punchless Rockies in a 3-0 victory.

"I thought for sure he was going to throw a no-hitter," Miller, 22, said. "He was locked in. We both threw well, and his was exciting to watch, especially."

Wainwright doesn't mind getting pushed by the team's electric fifth starter, who is 5-2 with a 1.58 ERA.

"You follow Roger Clemens a couple times, like I have been, it makes you focus a little bit more," Wainwright said. "Once you see Shelby mow through a lineup like he has all year, you want to go out there and do it, too.

"Those guys will think there's a new sheriff in town."

The Rockies had been hitless in 49 at-bats before Nolan Arenado lined a single to center with one out in the eighth. That was the longest hitless stretch since Sept. 25-27, 1981, when the Dodgers went 50, STATS said.

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Cardinals 3, Rockies 0 05/11/13 [Last modified: Sunday, May 12, 2013 12:10am]

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