Though the Cardinals fell just shy of throwing two no-hitters in as many days, the club's run of retiring 40 straight Rockies hitters between Friday and Saturday matched the all-time record for most consecutive hitters retired by one team against another, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

The dominant performances by Shelby Miller on Friday night and Adam Wainwright on Saturday afternoon combined to match the 1996 Rangers' streak set against the Tigers on May 3 and 4, 1996.

St. Louis' remarkable stretch of not allowing a baserunner started with the second hitter in Friday's 3-0 victory. After surrendering a single to open the top of the first inning, Miller retired the next 27 hitters -- 13 via strikeout -- to complete a masterful one-hit shutout.