Reds become 6th team to not allow hit and lose

by Daryn Albert - Reds starter Hunter Greene and reliever Art Warren combined to allow zero hits Sunday but Cincinnati still lost 1-0 to the Pirates.

Reds become 6th team to not allow hit and lose

Cincinnati Reds don't allow hit but fall 1-0 to Pittsburgh Pirates play Reds lose to Pirates despite surrendering no hits (1:04) Hunter Greene and Art Warren combine to keep the Pirates hitless, but Pittsburgh is able to get a run across in the eighth inning for a win over the Reds. (1:04) 4:52 PM ET ESPN News Services PITTSBURGH -- Cincinnati Reds starter Hunter Greene and reliever Art Warren combined to allow zero hits in a complete game, but it didn't count as a no-hitter -- or even a win -- because the Pittsburgh Pirates eked out a run in the bottom of the eighth inning for a 1-0 win Sunday. This was the sixth time in big league history since 1901 that a team has won despite not getting any hits. It last happened in 2008 when Jered Weaver and Jose Arredondo of the Angels lost while holding the Dodgers hitless. By Major League Baseball record-keeping rules, Cincinnati's accomplishment isn't an official no-hitter because its pitchers didn't go at least nine innings. And in a season in which most everything has gone wrong for the Reds, this surely had to be the topper. The Reds' Hunter Greene threw 118 pitches on Sunday, the most by any pitcher in the majors this year. Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Greene, the prized Reds rookie, was pulled after a pair of one-out walks in the eighth. He threw 118 pitches, the most by any pitcher in the majors this year. Warren walked Ben Gamel to load the bases and Ke'Bryan Hayes ' grounded into a run-scoring forceout for the only run. Greene (1-6) took the loss, becoming the first pitcher to throw seven hitless innings and take the loss since Matt Young of the Red Sox against Cleveland in 1992, according to ESPN Stats & Information. Cincinnati batters went down in order in the ninth and that was it at PNC Park -- no celebration for the Reds, who have the worst record in the majors. There have been two no-hitters in the majors this season. Angels rookie Reid Detmers pitched one last Tuesday against Tampa Bay, and five Mets pitchers combined to hold Philadelphia hitless last week. The Associated Press contributed to this report.