|Pair is near perfect in major leagues|
|Written by Admin|
|Friday, 10 May 2013 21:05|
St. Louis Cardinals rookie Miller and Boston Red Sox left-hander Lester allowed just one hit and faced only 28 batters - no walks, hit batsmen or errors - in complete-game shutouts Friday night, the first time that has happened in the big leagues, according to STATS, whose database goes back to 1921.
Lester was perfect - 17 straight outs - until Toronto's Maicer Izturis hit a two-out double in the sixth inning. Lester, who threw a no-hitter in 2008, then retired the final 10 batters in a 5-0 victory.
Miller gave up a leadoff hit to Colorado's Eric Young Jr., then set down 27 in a row. In other words, he was perfect the rest of the way against the high-scoring Rockies in a 3-0 win.