Chicago White Sox gunner Dylan Cease was heading for a feat before faltering before the second-to-last batter he faced on Saturday at Guarenteed Rate Field.
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Cease (13-6) still played the first full game of his career, but couldn’t sign the 21st game without a run or hit in White Sox history.
In the ninth inning, Luis Arraez saved the honor for the Minnesota Twins by hitting a single on Cease’s 99th pitch.
The 26-year-old pitcher was just one out away from capping off a perfect night, when the White Sox won 13-0. Cease allowed just two free passes and passed seven batters in the mitt .
Elvis Andrus also stood out in the win, hitting a grand slam in the eighth inning. Eloy Jimenez and Romy Gonzalez also hit long balls.
Tyler Mahle (6-8) had a night that was the opposite of Cease’s, allowing four runs and five hits in just two innings.