When Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Bill Hall made a tremendous play in the 8th inning to preserve Dave Bush's no-hit bid, I thought fate was in his hands. But one batter later, Matt Stairs stepped to the plate and ripped a 1-out, pinch hit home run off the right field foul poll to break it up.
The Brewers still won the game 6-1 and won their first series of the season, taking two of three from the Philadelphia Phillies.
Bush became the sixth pitcher this season to take a no-hitter into the late stages of a game. So far, the pitchers have lost those battles.
Bill Hall and Ryan Braun both homered for the Brewers, who are in Houston to open a 3-game series against the Astros tonight.