Reds' Bailey no-hits Pirates

Homer Bailey of the Cincinnati Reds pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game on...

Homer Bailey of the Cincinnati Reds pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game on September 28, 2012 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images/AFP)

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PITTSBURGH - Homer Bailey tossed the first Cincinnati Reds no-hitter in 24 years and sealed another non-winning season for the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 1-0 win Friday night.

Bailey equaled an MLB modern day record by throwing the seventh no-hitter this season. There were also seven no-hitters thrown in 1990 and 1991. Three of those no-hitters this year have been perfect games.

Alex Presley popped out to second baseman Brandon Phillips in short right- center field to end the game. The Reds mobbed Bailey near the pitcher's mound and Bronson Arroyo gave his teammate a celebratory shower of Gatorade.

This was the 15th no-hitter in Reds franchise history and first since Tom Browning's perfect game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sept. 16, 1988. Bailey is the first Reds right-hander to throw a no-hitter since Hall of Famer Tom Seaver June 16, 1978 against St. Louis.

The only blemishes preventing Bailey (13-10) from a perfect game was Scott Rolen's error at third base in the third, and Bailey's one-out, four-pitch walk to Andrew McCutchen in the seventh.

Bailey threw 74 of his 115 pitches for strikes. He struck out a career-high tying 10 for the Reds, who are a half-game behind the Washington Nationals for the best record in the National League. The Nationals are currently in St. Louis taking on the Cardinals.

Bailey's no-hitter notched the Pirates' 20th straight non-winning season. He has three complete games, all of them at PNC Park.

Pittsburgh, on a free fall since it was a season-best 63-47 on Aug 8., has gone 13-34 since then.

The Pirates were no-hit for the first time since August 14, 1971 when Hall of Famer Bob Gibson accomplished the feat for the Cardinals. Pittsburgh won the World Series that year.


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