Snell takes no-hitter into seventh, Padres secure series win over Cardinals

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The San Diego Union-Tribune

SAN DIEGO — There was virtually no question Blake Snell was not going to finish a no-hitter Wednesday night. He was too good. He became the fourth San Diego Padres pitcher this season to throw at least six hitless innings, but his pitches had piled up in large part because he was on his way to tying a career high with 13 strikeouts. Moreover, the Padres are also trying for another bit of history, and a one-run lead was too thin a margin to play with so someone could throw the franchise’s second no-hitter ever and second in two seasons. So Albert Pujols’ two-out single through a hole on the rig…

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