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) Dylan Cease is so close to making history.
The Chicago White Sox ace went without a guaranteed rate in nine innings Saturday’s game Against the Minnesota Twins. This happened with two outs at the top of the ninth inning. The hit of the night prevented Cease from becoming the third ChiSox pitcher in the past three seasons to throw a complete game without a hit. FOX SPORTS: MLB @MLBONFOX
Wow! ! ! Dylan Cease lost a no-hitter with two outs in the 9th! pic.twitter.com/QItZL9DBDI
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Dylan Cease gets a standing ovation after pitching 8.2 innings without hitting 👏 pic.twitter.com/LeGDAGkYKT
Luca Lucas Giolito pitched a complete no-hitter in 2020, and Carlos Rodon completed the feat in 2021.
Despite giving up hits, Cease finished with seven strikeouts and two walks as Chicago won 13-0.
Cease walks Jake Cave in the third inning and Gilberto Celestino in the sixth, the only base run in Minnesota until Arraez singled in the ninth.
After Arraez hits base, Cease continues to strike out Kyle Garlick to end the game.
While talking to MLB insider Ken Rosenthal after the win, Cease admits to letting his It was disappointing that the hitters broke up with only one player out. “I’m disappointed, but like you said, it’s a win, [Complete the race] … I’ll take it, but yeah, it’s a little disappointing,” Cease said. FOX SPORTS: MLB @MLBONFOX
Dylan Cease is one step away from throwing a no-hitter!
Cease, in his best season in MLB, will likely play in the American League Young Award competition.
The 26-year-old is 12-6 with a 2.27 ERA in 147 innings in 26 starts , a 1.12 WHIP and 190 strikeouts heading into Saturday’s game. He’s been a staple of Chicago’s rotation, which also includes Giolito, Lance Lynn, Michael Kopech and Johnny Cueto.
After being selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 2014 MLB Draft, Cease in 2019 Debut with the White Sox in 2018. He has three more seasons of arbitration before becoming an unrestricted free agent in 2026.
The White Sox are third in the AL Central with a 67-66 record, 2.5 games behind the first-place Cleveland Guards, won the division championship. It’s hard to imagine if they didn’t win the division, they’d get a playoff spot because they’re 5.5 games behind the wild-card spot.