Tag:Perfect Game
Posted on: September 5, 2011 9:38 pm
Edited on: September 5, 2011 10:40 pm

Valencia breaks up Stewart's perfect game bid

By Matt Snyder

Rookie starting pitcher Zach Stewart came to the White Sox in the Edwin Jackson/Colby Rasmus three-way trade in July, and Monday evening he started to make a name for himself. The 24-year-old pitcher got the start in the second game of a doubleheader against the Twins, and he cruised through 7 1/3. In fact, he had a perfect game until Danny Valencia doubled to right field with one out in the seventh.

The outing comes as a bit of a surprise, as Stewart was shelled in his previous two outings. Plus, this is only his eighth career start.

Still, he went the distance, allowing only Valencia's double in a complete game shutout. He struck out nine and dominated the Twins from start to finish in a 4-0 White Sox victory. They are now eight games behind the Tigers in the AL Central playoff race.

There are two perfect games in White Sox history, most recently Mark Buehrle on July 23, 2009 against the Rays. Click here to see a list of all perfect games in MLB history.

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