Grandal breaks up Cards’ bid for combined no-hitter in 8th
ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Yasmani Grandal has ended the St. Louis Cardinals’ bid for a combined no-hitter against the Milwaukee Brewers with a two-out double in the eighth inning.
Dakota Hudson went the first 6 2/3 innings for the Cardinals but was pulled after throwing 111 pitches Monday night. He struck out seven and walked four _ including his final batter, Eric Thames.
Giovanny Gallegos entered and retired Ben Gamel on a grounder to end the inning.
Orlando Arcia reached on an error to begin the eighth before Gallegos got two outs. Grandal then hooked a 1-2 slider just inside the right-field line and the ball bounced into the stands for a ground-rule double.
Andrew Miller relieved and preserved a 3-0 lead for St. Louis when Mike Moustakas grounded out with the bases loaded.
Offensively, the Cardinals got two runs in the 5th inning on a Kolten Wong ground out and Dexter Fowler RBI single. Paul Dejong added insurance in the 6th with his 22nd home run of the season. It hit off the “Big Mac Land” sign in left field, landing in the “M” and knocking that letter’s light bulbs out!