Cardinals 3, Rockies 0: Cardinals' Miller retires 27 straight in 1-hitter

2013-05-11T00:00:00Z Cardinals 3, Rockies 0: Cardinals' Miller retires 27 straight in 1-hitterThe Associated Press The Associated Press
May 11, 2013 12:00 am  • 

ST. LOUIS - Shelby Miller gave up a single to start the game, then nothing else Friday night. Not a walk or a hit batter. No one even reached on an error. Nothing.

The St. Louis Cardinals rookie was perfect after that leadoff single by Eric Young Jr., retiring 27 in a row for his first career complete game, 3-0 over the Colorado Rockies.

"I feel really good," said Miller, who threw 113 pitches. "It's definitely the best game I've thrown in my life. How it finished was unbelievable. It was a great experience. Yadi (catcher Yadier Molina) was calling a great game and they were making great plays for me. It was a start I'll remember the rest of my life."

Miller (5-2) struck out Young to end it with his 13th K, tying a Cardinals rookie record.

Young felt fortunate just to reach base at all.

"It was a jam shot and I just put it in a good location," Young said. "I was just fortunate enough to find grass.

"He was working both sides of the plate, using his fastball. He had great command.

The one-hitter was the fewest hits allowed by a Cardinals pitcher since Bud Smith tossed a no-hitter on Sept. 3, 2001, and it was the second one-hitter of the night. Boston's Jon Lester was perfect until he allowed a two-out double in the sixth against Toronto.

Umpire suspended

NEW YORK - Major League Baseball suspended umpire Fieldin Culbreth for two games because he was in charge of the crew that allowed Astros manager Bo Porter to improperly switch relievers in the middle of an inning on Thursday.

Culbreth and the rest of his crew - Brian O'Nora, Bill Welke and Adrian Johnson - were also fined an undisclosed amount. The day before, Angel Hernandez and his crew in Cleveland failed to reverse a clear-cut home run after looking at a video review. MLB executive vice president Joe Torre said the umpires made an "improper call." Hernandez was booed Friday night before the Nationals hosted the Cubs.

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