The first no-hitter of a strange baseball season has now been tossed. The honor went to the Chicago White Sox’ Lucas Giolito on Tuesday night as he blanked the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 4-0 home victory. His quest for perfection was stopped by a lone walk, but he won’t mind too much seeing as how he struck out 13 in a no-hitter after all.
It wasn’t always easy down the stretch, though, as he would require a couple of very difficult plays from his field players to keep the feat intact. The last play of the game was one, but his right fielder, Adam Engel- robbed Erik Gonzalez of what looked to be a definite hit to preserve it. The Sox scored three of their runs in the second inning and added a further in the third, giving them plenty of firepower on the evening. The win sees them improve to 18-12 at the halfway mark, so not too shabby at all for them thus far.