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Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright nearly hits bird with pitch

A bird flying around Kauffman Stadium saw its life flash before its eyes when it nearly got hit by an offering from St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright in the second inning.

As the jokey nature of the tweet might indicate, the bird snuck around Wainwright's breaking ball -- and the swing of the bat by the Kansas City Royals' Cheslor Cuthbert -- to avoid disaster.

But the scene looked all too similar to Randy Johnson's infamous run-in with a bird in 2001, when the Hall of Famer hit one in-flight with a fastball.

While Wainwright struggled on the mound versus Kansas City, he can at least rest easy knowing no birds were harmed during his start.