Chicago White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito tosses first no-hitter of 2020 season

Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Lucas Giolito (27) reacts with catcher James McCann after closing out a no-hitter in a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Chicago. The White Sox won 4-0. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)

Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Lucas Giolito (27) reacts with catcher James McCann after closing out a no-hitter in a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Chicago. The White Sox won 4-0. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)

Giolito, 26, dominated the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 4-0 victory in Chicago

Giolito, 26, dominated the Pittsburgh Pirates, and did it under a manageable 101-pitch count during the team’s 4-0 victory in Chicago.

“I’ve been working for this type of game for a while now and it’s really cool that we got it done,” Giolito said.

With the seats at Guaranteed Rate Field empty, the hollers of his teammates echoed around the ballpark after right fielder Adam Engel caught Erik Gonzalez’s slicing drive toward the line for the final out. Only a four-pitch walk to Erik Gonzalez leading off the fourth inning got in Giolito’s way of perfection.

An All-Star last year, Giolito retired the first nine batters for Pittsburgh before walking Gonzalez.

In the later innings, Giolito was starting to become aware of what was potentially at stake.

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