Giolito fans 13 in a no-hitter, White Sox blank Pirates 4-0

Published 5:04 pm Wednesday, August 26, 2020

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CHICAGO (AP) — Lucas Giolito pitched the first no-hitter of the pandemic-delayed major league season, striking out 13 and permitting just one runner in leading the Chicago White Sox over the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 Tuesday night.

With the seats at Guaranteed Rate Field empty, the hollers of his teammates echoed around the ballpark after right fielder Adam Engel caught Erik Gonzalez’s slicing drive toward the line for the final out.

An All-Star last year, the 26-year-old Giolito (3-2) matched his career-high for strikeouts set in his previous start against Detroit.

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Only a four-pitch walk to Gonzalez leading off the fourth inning got in Giolito’s way of perfection. The right-hander threw 101 pitches and made quick work of the Pirates — Pittsburgh came into the game batting just .229 this season and has the worst record in the majors.

Giolito pitched the 19th no-hitter in White Sox history and first since Philip Humber threw a perfect game at Seattle in 2012. This was the seventh time the Pirates have been held hitless, previously by Washington’s Max Scherzer in 2015.

Chicago’s first three batters reached in the second and all three came home one at a time after Adam Engel’s groundout and singles by Tim Anderson and Eloy Jimenez. James McCann added a sacrifice fly in the third off Steven Brault (0-1).


SAN DIEGO (AP) — J.P Crawford homered, doubled and drove in three runs for Seattle in a win over San Diego that snapped the Padres’ seven-game winning streak.

Austin Nola also homered for the Mariners, who won their fourth straight and for the fifth time in six games. Nola and Evan White had three hits apiece.

Marco Gonzales (3-2) helped deny the Padres what would have been their longest winning streak since 2012. He allowed three runs — all in the third — on nine hits while striking out five and walking none in five innings.

Padres starter Chris Paddack (2-3) took the loss.


PHOENIX (AP) — Nolan Arenado had two doubles and two RBIs to break out of a slump and help Colorado beat Arizona.

Trevor Story also had two hits, including a triple, and added two stolen bases. The Rockies have won two straight games after dropping the previous seven and have pushed back to .500 with a 15-15 record.

Daniel Bard gave up a run in the ninth but still earned his second save in two nights.

Arizona lost its seventh straight and fell to 13-18.

The D-backs got solo homers from Christian Walker and veteran Jon Jay.

Jairo Díaz (1-1) earned the win by pitching a scoreless sixth inning. Stefan Crichton (2-1) took the loss after giving up two runs in the seventh.


CLEVELAND (AP) — Shane Bieber corrected some unusual early control issues to strike out 10 and Francisco Lindor hit a two-run homer to lead Cleveland past Minnesota.

Bieber (6-0) allowed two runs and four hits in six innings as the Indians ended a four-game losing streak to the Twins and pulled within 1 1/2 games of the division leaders.

Bieber had three walks in the first three innings but regrouped. The right-hander fanned the side in the sixth to give him double-digit strikeouts for the third straight game.

Oliver Pérez and James Karnichak worked a scoreless inning each before closer Brad Hand finished for his eighth save in eight tries.

For the 15th time this season, the Indians were without manager Terry Francona, who is still recovering from surgery last week for a gastrointestinal ailment.

With the Indians down 2-1, Lindor connected in the sixth off reliever Jorge Alcala (1-1), who replaced starter Rich Hill to start the inning.


BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Rafael Devers hit a three-run triple to highlight Boston’s six-run outburst in the sixth inning as the Red Sox rallied to beat Toronto.

Devers, who snapped an 0-for-10 streak with a single in the second inning, hit a full-count slider from A.J. Cole, giving Boston an 8-6 edge. Devers later scored on a sacrifice fly by J.D. Martinez as Boston recorded its sixth comeback win of the season.

Xander Bogaerts had three hits, and Mitch Moreland and Jackie Bradley Jr. each had two RBIs for Boston (10-20), which has won four of its last six.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Danny Jansen, and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. each had two-run hits for Toronto (14-14), which lost for the third time in four games. Teoscar Hernández hit his 11th homer for the Blue Jays.

Phillips Valdéz (1-0) worked 1 2/3 innings and picked up his first major league win. Matt Barnes recorded his second save.

Wilmer Font (1-3) allowed three hits and hit a batter in the loss.


WASHINGTON (AP) — J.T. Realmuto hit a three-run homer, Jake Arrieta pitched five strong innings before a rain delay of more than an hour ended his night, and Philadelphia beat Washington.

Realmuto ripped his ninth homer in the third inning off right-hander Erick Fedde. His shot bounced up off the top of the right-field wall, then fell in the Nationals’ bullpen while Washington outfielder Adam Eaton looked on helplessly.

Shortstop Trea Turner hit his sixth homer to lead off the first, extending his hitting streak to 11 games, but that was all the Nationals could muster off Arrieta (2-3), who struck out one, but induced three inning-ending double plays.

Eaton hit a solo homer in the sixth.

Fedde (1-2) gave up four runs while allowing seven hits and a walk in five innings. He struck out one and has six strikeouts in 22 2/3 innings this season.


DETROIT (AP) — Jonathan Schoop hit a grand slam in a five-run sixth inning as Detroit beat the Cubs.

The Tigers have won three of five since a nine-game losing streak dropped them out of serious postseason contention. Chicago still leads the NL Central despite going 5-8 in its last 13 games.

Spencer Turnbull (3-2) picked up the win with 5 2/3 scoreless innings. He allowed three hits and walked three while striking out five.

Cubs starter Tyler Chatwood (2-2) struggled in his return from the injured list, allowing eight baserunners while getting just four outs.

Willson Contreras led off the ninth with a homer off Buck Farmer.


ST. PETERSBURG. Fla. (AP) — Tyler Glasnow struck out a career-high 13 over seven innings and AL East-leading Tampa Bay beat Baltimore.

Glasnow (1-1) fanned nine of his final 10 batters. The 6-foot-8 right-hander allowed two runs, five hits and one walk.

Hunter Renfroe and Manuel Margot hit back-to-back homers for the Rays, who have won eight of 10.

Edgar García got the final two outs with a runner on second, claiming his first career save.

The Orioles, who lost for just the second time in 10 road games, got a homer from Renato Núñez. Baltimore’s Anthony Santander had his 18-game hitting streak end after going 0 for 4.

MARLINS 4, METS 0, Game 1

MARLINS 3, METS 0, Game 2

MIAMI (AP) — Brian Anderson laced a two-run double in the fourth inning and three pitchers combined on a four-hitter as Miami completed a doubleheader sweep of the Mets.

Four Marlins pitchers combined on an eight-hit shutout in the opener.

The Mets, playing for the first time since a player and a coach tested positive for the coronavirus, were shut out in both ends of a doubleheader for the first time since they were swept by the Montreal Expos on Aug. 5, 1975.

New York was a combined 3 for 27 with runners on base in the two games.

Josh A. Smith (1-0) allowed three hits over two innings. Nick Vincent threw a hitless seventh for his second save.

The Marlins got impressive performances from a pair of rookie left-handers in the sweep.

Trevor Rogers allowed one hit and issued five walks while striking out six over four innings in the second game.

Dan Castano gave up six hits and three walks over 4 2/3 innings in the opener and came within one out of qualifying for his first big league win.

ASTROS 6, ANGELS 3, Game 1

ANGELS 12, ASTROS 5, Game 2

HOUSTON (AP) — Brian Goodwin drove in three runs as the Angels snapped a three-game losing streak by beating Houston in the second game of a doubleheader created by the approach of Hurricane Laura.

In the first game, rookie Cristian Javier (3-1) allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innings and the Astros used a five-run first to beat the Angels.

The Angels got to Houston starter Brandon Bielak (3-2) for four runs in the first.

Luis Rengifo led off the fourth with a solo home run, and Goodwin hit a sacrifice fly in the fifth to increase the lead to 6-0. Tommy La Stella and David Fletcher hit RBI singles in the sixth.

Fletcher added an RBI single, Mike Trout scored on a wild pitch and Shohei Ohtani had a two-run double in the seventh. Every Angels hitter had at least one hit.

Julio Teheran allowed three runs on four hits with three strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings. Felix Pena (2-0) gave up a run in an inning for the win.


MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brandon Woodruff pitched six strong innings, Orlando Arcia snapped a 2-for-21 stretch with a go-ahead base hit in the fourth inning, and Milwaukee beat Cincinnati.

Woodruff (2-2) allowed two runs on four hits and struck out eight and walked one. Josh Hader handled the ninth for his seventh save that gave the Brewers consecutive wins for the first time this season.

Luis Castillo (0-4) took the loss as Cincinnati lost its fourth straight and fell to 2-6 on the 10-game road trip.


ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Matt Olson and Marcus Semien connected on two-run homers, Stephen Piscotty lined a bases-clearing double and Oakland routed Texas.

Tony Kemp scored three runs without hitting the ball out of the infield, starting on a wild pitch in the second inning when he took a huge lead with a shift on and came home even though the ball didn’t go far from the plate. The speedy second baseman walked, was hit by a pitch and had an infield single.

Sean Manaea (2-2) allowed three runs, one earned, in five innings as the lefty won his second straight start after going winless in his first five.

Kyle Gibson (1-3) gave up seven runs in 6 1/3 innings with six strikeouts, two walks, two hit batters and a wild pitch.


ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ryan McBroom had two hits and drove in the winning run with a single in the eighth inning, Ryan O’Hearn added a solo homer, and Kansas City beat St. Louis.

The Royals had lost six of their previous eight games before the victory. The Cardinals had won five of their previous seven games.

Josh Staumont (1-1) pitched one inning of relief to earn his first major league win. Trevor Rosenthal pitched the ninth, earning his seventh save in seven opportunities.

John Gant (0-1) took the loss.

GIANTS 10, DODGERS 8, 11 innings

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Donovan Solano hit a walk-off two-run homer with two outs in the 11th after Evan Longoria’s tying single, and San Francisco held off the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers for their seventh straight win.

Sam Selman (1-0) recorded the final out in the top of the 11th for the victory. Justin Turner had beaten out an infield single in the top half.

Three Dodgers relievers blew save attempts, the last by loser Dennis Santana (1-2).

Mauricio Dubon hit a tying single in the bottom of the 10th that scored Joey Bart.

Brandon Belt had two home runs. It was his fifth career multi-homer game and he also had an RBI double.

Max Muncy and Corey Seager each homered for the Dodgers, who had their four-game winning streak snapped.