Zach Stewart gets 1-hit shutout in White Sox 4-0 win over Twins
ASSOCIATED PRESS September 5, 2011 9:40PM
Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Zach Stewart delivers against Minnesota Twins during the first inning in the second baseball game of a doubleheader, Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Paul Battaglia)
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — White Sox rookie Zach Stewart took a perfect game into the eighth inning and finished with a one-hitter, and Chicago completed a doubleheader sweep of the Minnesota Twins with a 4-0 victory on Monday night.
The Twins were 21 up and 21 down against Stewart until Danny Valencia’s leadoff double in the eighth spoiled the right-hander’s bid to become the 21st rookie in major league history to throw a no-hitter.
The White Sox won the afternoon game 2-1.
The 24-year-old Stewart (2-3), whose only previous major league win came at Target Field last month, struck out nine in the first complete game of his career.
This was Stewart’s fifth start for the White Sox — and eighth of his career — after being traded to Chicago by Toronto on July 27.