Cubs' Lester loses no-hit bid on Pierzynski single in 8th

ATLANTA (AP) - Jon Lester of the Chicago Cubs has lost his no-hit bid against Atlanta in the eighth inning on a leadoff single by former teammate A.J. Pierzynski.

Pierzynski lined a clean single to right field on Lester's second pitch of the inning Saturday night at Turner Field.

Earlier this season, Lester took a no-hit bid into the seventh against St. Louis before giving up a one-out hit. Lester pitched a no-hitter in 2008 for Boston.

Pierzynski was a catcher with the Red Sox for the first half of the 2014 season.

Lester's bid was helped by the official scorer reversing a call.

Nick Markakis was originally given an infield hit on a first-inning grounder past Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant. The scorer changed the call in the top of the seventh, charging Bryant with an error.

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