Dodgers' Hill has perfect game through 6 innings vs Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill has lost his bid for a perfect game on a leadoff error in the ninth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Hill still has no-hitter intact. The game at PNC Park was scoreless Wednesday night.

Hill retired the first 24 batters. Dodgers third baseman Logan Forsythe misplayed a grounder by Jordy Mercer to begin the ninth.

In order to officially get credit for a no-hitter, a pitcher has to throw a complete game without allowing a hit.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide — from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Grant Wahl, Andy Staples and more — delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.