- The Cincinnati Reds' Homer Bailey tosses a no-hitter in 1-0 win over the Pirates
- It's the seventh no-hitter this year, tied for most ever in one season
- Cincinnati has already clinched the National League Central Division title
The Cincinnati Reds' Homer Bailey added to his squad's storybook season -- and to baseball pitchers' remarkable run this year -- by tossing a no-hitter on Friday night.
The Reds starter shut down the Pittsburgh Pirates by a 1-0 score, tossing 115 pitches and striking out 10 batters in the process.
The lone blemishes that prevented him from earning a perfect game were a third-inning error and a walk in the seventh inning.
Seven no-hitters have been thrown in the Major Leagues this season. That ties for the most in any year -- with 1990 and 1991 -- according to info posted on MLB.com, the league's official website.
It is Cincinnati's first no-hitter since Tom Browning shut down the L.A. Dodgers, also by a 1-0 score, in 1988.
The win in Pittsburgh gave the Reds yet another reason to celebrate.
Over a week ago, Cincinnati clinched a playoff berth and then the National League Central Division title. The Reds have the second-best record in the majors, just percentage points behind the Washington Nationals.