St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Austin Gomber throws during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Reds being no-hit by Cardinals rookie for 2nd straight night

July 24, 2018 - 9:00 pm

CINCINNATI (AP) — Left-hander Austin Gomber has thrown no-hit ball for six innings against the Cincinnati Reds in his debut as a starter, the second night in a row that a St. Louis Cardinals rookie has gone so deep into a game without giving up a hit.

Right-hander Daniel Poncedeleon threw seven no-hit innings in his major league debut Monday night before leaving for a pinch hitter. The Reds rallied in the ninth against closer Bud Norris for a 2-1 win.

Gomber made 15 relief appearances earlier this season before the Cardinals sent him to Triple-A to get him in shape to start. He has limited the Reds to a pair of walks on 79 pitches, striking out six. The Cardinals lead 1-0.


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