DETROIT (AP) — Carlos Rodón took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, and the Chicago White Sox completed a three-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers with a 4-1 win on Sunday.
Rodón (6-2) was going for his second no-hitter of the season. He took a perfect game into the ninth inning against the Cleveland Indians on April 14, hitting a batter with one out before finishing the no-no.
The Tigers didn’t come close to a hit until Eric Haase’s deep fly fell just past left fielder Andrew Vaughn’s glove for a double with one out in the seventh.
“I left a slider over the plate and he put a good swing on it,” Rodón said. “I thought Andrew had made the catch, and I think Haase did too, but he just missed it. Left field is huge here, and he couldn’t have done anything else to get there.”
Rodón and catcher Zack Collins thought they had struck out Hasse out on a 2-2 slider, but plate umpire Pat Hoberg called it a ball.
“Pat’s one of the best umpires in the game,” Rodón said. “If he missed one, it means he’s human. It just wasn’t meant to be today.”
The Tigers selected Farmer from Triple-A Toledo to replace Beau Burrows, who was optioned after allowing four runs and vomiting on the mound in Saturday’s lopsided loss.
VERLANDER STANDS ALONE
Justin Verlander has the only no-hitter in Comerica Park’s 22 seasons, blanking the Milwaukee Brewers on June 12, 2007 for the first of his three career no-hitters.
The stadium did host one of the most famous near-misses in baseball history. Armando Galarraga lost a perfect game against the Cleveland Indians on June 2, 2010, when first base umpire Jim Joyce incorrectly called Jason Donald safe with two outs in the ninth.
White Sox: The AL Central leaders return home on Monday to start a three-game series with the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays. Lance Lynn (7-1, 1.23 ERA) is scheduled to start the opener against Tampa Bay’s Tyler Glasnow (5-2, 2.57).
Tigers: Head west for a three-game series against the Kansas City Royals. Matthew Boyd (3-6, 3.56) is scheduled to start Monday’s opener against Brad Keller (6-5, 5.75).
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