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A.J. Burnett flirts with second career no-hitter as Pirates top Cards

Updated: April 18, 2013, 12:45 AM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- A.J. Burnett took a no-hitter into the seventh inning nearly 12 years after throwing the only one of his career, pitching the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night.

Burnett (1-2) lost his bid with two outs in the seventh on Carlos Beltran's double to right-center. That was the lone hit given up by the 36-year-old right-hander in seven dominant innings.

The only other runner he allowed came when he hit Daniel Descalso with ...

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