Chicago White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito threw his first career no-hitter on Tuesday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates. This is the first no-hitter in the shortened 2020 Major League Baseball season as Giolito allowed one baserunner in a 4-0 victory at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Giolito struck out 13 batters en route to the 19th no-hitter in franchise history and the first no-hitter since 2012 where Philip Humber threw a perfect game against the Seattle Mariners. The only base runner was Erik Gonzalez as he drew a walk in the fourth inning.
There’s always that one outstanding play to keep the no-hitter intact and that belonged to shortstop Tim Anderson and first baseman Jose Abreu. Anderson moved to his right to field a grounder, then Abreu scooped up Anderson’s throw to rob Pirates outfielder Bryan Reynolds of a hit in the seventh inning.
The last out came from Gonzalez as he belted a line drive to right field but White Sox outfielder Adam Engel made the catch and the celebration was underway.
The White Sox keep rolling along as they are 8-2 in their last 10 games, including a dominant series win over the Chicago Cubs. With the win over the Pirates, the White Sox improve to 18-12 and are tied for second place with the Cleveland Indians and are 1.5 games back from the Minnesota Twins for first place.
Dallas Keuchel takes the mound for the White Sox on Wednesday at 1:10 p.m. (CST) against Trevor Williams and the Pirates.