Cards rookie Wacha falls one out shy of no-hitter

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Updated: September 24, 2013

St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) – The 6-foot-6 Michael Wacha wishes he was
just one inch taller.

Wacha was one out away from a no-hitter in the St. Louis Cardinals’ 2-0 win
over the Washington Nationals in the middle test of a three-game set.

With two outs in the ninth, Ryan Zimmerman chopped one just over the pitcher’s
mound and outstretched glove of the tall and lengthy Wacha. The hard-charging
Pete Kozma at shortstop was unable to make the bare-handed play as Zimmerman
reached first base safely.