MLB: A game away from a scoreless or hitless game

MLB: A hair's breadth away from a game with no points or hits


Chicago White Sox gunner Dylan Cease was heading for a feat before faltering to the second-to-last batter he faced on Saturday at Guarenteed Rate Field.

Cease (13-6) still played the first complete game of his career, but could not sign the 21st game without a point 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 only one away out to cap off a perfect night, where 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 victory, he who hit a grand slam in the eighth inning. Eloy Jimenez and Romy Gonzalez also hit long balls.

Tyler Mahle (6-8) had a stark contrast to Cease's night, allowing four runs and five hits in just two innings.< /p>