Cards rookie Miller shines in one-hit gem
St. Louis Cardinals rookie pitcher Shelby Miller delivered a dazzling display, retiring the final 27 batters he faced in a one-hit 3-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies.
Miller surrendered a lead-off single to Eric Young, who reached first base on a line drive to right field.
The 22-year-old then proceeded to retire the next 27 batters he faced, striking out 13 and walking none -- posting his first career shutout in his eighth career start.
Miller threw 84 of his 113 pitches for strikes.
"We ran into a buzzsaw," said Rockies starting pitcher Jon Garland.
Carlos Beltran went 2-for-4 with a solo homer to support the rising star's effort and the Cardinals notched their eighth win in nine games.
He ended the game by striking out Young on a 95 mph pitch.
"That kid was impressive, all night," said Rockies left fielder Carlos Gonzalez, who struck out looking twice and grounded out to first. "Just one hit, one broken-bat base hit in the first at-bat, then he shut it down. Thirteen strikeouts, good combination with the breaking ball and fastball. Of course, having a great catcher behind the plate helps too."