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ST. LOUIS -- Shelby Miller gave up a single to start the game then nothing else. Not a walk or a hit batter. No one even reached on an error.
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"I feel really good," Miller said. "It's definitely the best game I've thrown in my life. How it finished was unbelievable. It was a great experience. Yadi (catcher Yadier Molina) was calling a great game and they were making great plays for me. It was a start I'll remember the rest of my life."
Miller (5-2) struck out Young to end it with his 13th K, tying a Cardinals rookie record.
Young felt fortunate just to reach base at all.
"It was a jam shot and I just put it in a good location," Young said. "I was just fortunate enough to find grass.
"He was working both sides of the plate, using his fastball. He had great command," Young added. "His battery mate back there is obviously one of the best game. It was a good combo for them."
Miller agreed with Young's assessment of Molina.
"I say it time and time again, what Yadi calls, I throw," Miller said. "He was calling the right thing all night. He's done a terrific job all year and he's helping me out tremendously. I'm happy he's my catcher, that's for sure."
The one-hitter was the fewest hits allowed by a Cardinals pitcher since Bud Smith tossed a no-hitter on Sept. 3, 2001, and it was the second one-hitter of the night in the major leagues. Boston's Jon Lester was perfect until he allowed a two-out double in the sixth against Toronto.
In a near-perfect performance, Miller threw 113 pitches.
"It's pretty incredible," St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said. "How he held his composure, made real good pitches all night long against a very good offense."
Miller lowered his ERA to 1.39, which is the lowest for a Cardinals pitcher in his first eight starts since Howie Pollet had a 2.09 ERA in his first eight in 1941.
Molina had two hits to extend his hitting streak to 10 games, which is the longest for a Cardinal this season.
Rockies starter Jon Garland (2-3) gave up all three runs in five innings. Garland allowed seven hits and three walks while striking out five.
Garland retired the first five batters he faced before Jay singled to center with two outs in the second. David Freese walked, and Kozma drove home Jay with a single to left.
Beltran made it 2-0 when he hit Garland's first pitch of the third inning 409 feet into the seats in right. Jay gave the Cardinals a three-run cushion with a sacrifice fly in the fifth.
|St. Louis starter Shelby Miller gives up a leadoff single and then completely shuts down the Rockies, striking out 13. (Getty Images)|
|Players of the Game|
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|Eric Young Jr., RF||4||0||1||0||0||1||0||.293|
|Dexter Fowler, CF||3||0||0||0||0||2||1||.265|
|Carlos Gonzalez, LF||3||0||0||0||0||2||1||.297|
|Troy Tulowitzki, SS||3||0||0||0||0||3||1||.337|
|Wilin Rosario, C||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||.287|
|Todd Helton, 1B||3||0||0||0||0||1||0||.255|
|Nolan Arenado, 3B||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||.227|
|Josh Rutledge, 2B||3||0||0||0||0||1||0||.246|
|Jon Garland, P||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.083|
|a- Reid Brignac, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.238|
|Edgmer Escalona, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Jordan Pacheco, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.306|
|a-struck out for Garland in the 6th|
|b-struck out for Escalona in the 9th|
|SB - Eric Young Jr. (5, 2nd base off Miller/Molina)|
|Team LOB - 1|
|Jon Garland (L,3-3)||5||7||3||3||3||5||1||4.83|
|Pitches-Strikes - Jon Garland 99-58, Edgmer Escalona 42-29|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jon Garland 7-3, Edgmer Escalona 1-6|
|Batters Faced - Jon Garland 25, Edgmer Escalona 12|
|St. Louis Cardinals|
|Matt Carpenter, 2B||5||0||1||0||0||0||1||.278|
|Carlos Beltran, RF||4||1||2||1||0||1||1||.308|
|Matt Holliday, LF||3||1||1||0||1||0||1||.267|
|Allen Craig, 1B||3||0||1||0||1||1||1||.286|
|Yadier Molina, C||4||0||2||0||0||0||1||.344|
|Jon Jay, CF||3||1||1||1||0||1||5||.259|
|David Freese, 3B||3||0||1||0||1||0||4||.213|
|Pete Kozma, SS||4||0||1||1||0||0||0||.261|
|Shelby Miller, P||4||0||0||0||0||4||3||.000|
|2B - Yadier Molina (10, Garland)|
|HR - Carlos Beltran (9, Garland)|
|SF - Jon Jay (2)|
|RBI - Carlos Beltran (22), Jon Jay (17), Pete Kozma (12)|
|2-OUT RBI - Pete Kozma (4)|
|Team LOB - 10|
|St. Louis Cardinals|
|Shelby Miller (W,5-2)||9||1||0||0||0||13||0||1.58|
|Pitches-Strikes - Shelby Miller 113-84|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Shelby Miller 7-7|
|Batters Faced - Shelby Miller 28|
|Attendance - 37800|
|Game Time - 2:36|
|Temperature - 61|
|Umpires - Home - Mike Everitt, First Base - Marty Foster, Second Base - Scott Barry, Third Base - Tim Welke|