Cincinnati right-hander Homer Bailey threw the seventh no-hitter in the majors in 2012 Friday night as the Reds blanked the Pirates, 1-0, at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. It was the first time since 1971 that the Pirates were held hitless, when Bob Gibson authored his only career no-hitter.
Bailey struck out 10 and walked one and was the beneficiary of an error ruling on Gold Glove third baseman Scott Rolen in the third inning. Pirates shortstop Clint Barmes opened the third inning with a chopper to Rolen at third. Rolen tried to backhand the ball and his skipped off his glove, bounced high in the air and landed in short left field. The official scorer immediately ruled error on Rolen.
The only other baserunner was Andrew McCutchen, who walked with one out in the seventh. He stole second but was thrown out trying to steal third for the third out.
For Cincinnati, which has won a major league-leading 95 games, it marks their 15th no-hitter in franchise history and their first since Tom Browning's perfect game in Sept. 1988 against the Dodgers.