Burnett appeared to be yelling at the umpire afterward, but he struck out David DeJesus with runners on first and third to end the inning. That's probably not much consolation for the veteran, who pitched a no-hitter for the Marlins against San Diego on May 12, 2001.
Not since Sandy Koufax did it to them in September 1965 with a perfect game have the Cubs been no-hit, and the last no-hitter at Wrigley Field came when Milt Pappas pitched one for Chicago against San Diego in September 1972. Burnett sure made it interesting, though. He struck out eight and walked two, just missing the eighth no-hitter in franchise history.
In another game
* At Cincinnati, Ryan Ludwick drove in four runs with a homer and a single, and Brandon Phillips hit a tiebreaking solo shot in the seventh inning that got the Reds back to winning with a 7-6 victory over the San Diego Padres. The NL Central leaders blew a six-run lead before rallying for their 18th victory in 21 games. A loss to the Padres in the series opener on Monday snapped a 10-game winning streak.
Lefthander Aroldis Chapman pitched a perfect ninth for his 14th straight save and his 22nd in 26 chances overall.
In other news, the Padres put catcher Yasmani Grandal on the 15-day DL with strained muscles in his right side. They called up catcher Eddy Rodriguez from Class A.
Reds lefthanded reliever Bill Bray went on the DL with a sore back. The Reds called up righty reliever Todd Redmond from Triple A.
* At Milwaukee, Aramis Ramirez and Corey Hart each hit a three-run homer and the Brewers pounded the Houston Astros, 10-1. Ramirez had three hits and four RBI, including his 13th homer of the season in the third inning. Hart hit his three-run shot in the fifth, his 20th homer.
Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo (9-8) went seven innings, giving up one run and three hits with a walk and five strikeouts.
* At Denver, Matt Holliday homered, doubled and drove in four runs, and Kyle Lohse worked through an erratic outing to win his fifth consecutive decision and lift the St. Louis Cardinals over the Colorado Rockies, 11-6. Carlos Beltran and David Freese also homered and Allen Craig went 3-for-3 with two walks and three RBI to help the Cardinals rebound from successive losses.
* The Atlanta Braves placed righthander Tommy Hanson on the 15-day disabled list with a strained lower back.
* The Colorado Rockies activated infielder Jonathan Herrera from the 15-day DL. To make room for Herrera, the Rockies optioned Tommy Field to Triple A.