SAN DIEGO (AP) — Blake Snell of the San Diego Padres has pitched six no-hit innings against Albert Pujols and the NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals.
The Padres lead 1-0 at Petco Park on Wednesday night.
The left-handed Snell has allowed only two runners, issuing walks to Nolan Arenado leading off the second inning and Paul Goldschmidt with one out in the fourth.
He's retired Pujols twice — a strikeout and a groundout — with the 42-year-old two home runs shy of 700 for his career.
Snell has struck out 11. The Cardinals haven't come close to getting a hit and have put only seven balls in play.
He has thrown 92 pitches, 57 for strikes.
Snell came into the game with a 7-9 record and a 3.85 ERA.
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