White Sox starter Lucas Giolito’s perfect game bids ends in seventh inning vs. Athletics

After retiring the first 18 batters of he faced, Chicago White Sox starter Lucas Giolito had his bid for a perfect game end with Tommy La Stella's leadoff single in the seventh inning.

Giolito, who threw a no-hitter on Aug. 25, was perfect through six in Game 1 of the American League Wild Card Series against the Oakland Athletics – until La Stella lined Giolito's 2-2 changeup back up the middle for the team's first hit.

The White Sox took the lead in the second inning on a solo homer from Adam Engel and got two more on Jose Abreu's home run in the third.

The 26-year-old Giolito was an All-Star in 2019 and had a 3.48 ERA with 97 strikeouts in 12 starts this season.

There have only been two no-hitters in postseason history: Don Larsen's perfect game in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series and Roy Halladay's no-hitter in Game 1 of the 2010 NLDS.

Chicago acquired Giolito in a Dec. 2016 trade with the Washington Nationals, which sent outfielder Adam Eaton to the nation's capital.

Source: Read Full Article

Create Account

Log In Your Account