Chicago White Sox left-hander Carlos Rodon no-hit the visiting Cleveland Indians in an 8-0 win on Wednesday, just missing a perfect game due to a hit batter in the ninth inning.
Cleveland’s Josh Naylor grounded out to lead off the ninth, the 25th consecutive batter Rodon retired. Roberto Perez then was struck on the foot by a 1-2 pitch. Yu Chang was called out on strikes, and Jordan Luplow bounced out to third baseman Yoan Moncada to end the game.
Rodon (2-0) struck out seven without issuing a walk.
The no-hitter was the second of the young season. San Diego Padres right-hander Joe Musgrove beat the Texas Rangers 3-0 on Friday.
The White Sox produced their second no-hitter in less than a year, as Lucas Giolito accomplished the feat against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Aug. 25. The White Sox’s total of 20 no-hitters is the second highest in the majors behind the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 26.
–Field Level Media