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Cards rookie Miller shines in one-hit gem

Shelby Miller of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches against the Colorado Rockies at Busch Stadium on May 10, 2013
Starter Shelby Miller of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches against the Colorado Rockies at Busch Stadium on May 10, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. Miller threw a one-hit, shut-out game to help the Cardinals beat the Rockies 3-0.

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."

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