White Sox LHP Rodón throwing perfect game thru 7 vs Indians
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago White Sox left-hander Carlos Rodón has a perfect game after seven innings against the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night.
Working quickly in short sleeves with the top of his jersey partially unbuttoned on a cool night in Chicago, Rodón has thrown 53 of his 84 pitches for strikes. The crowd of 7,148 cheered loudly when José Ramírez lined to left on a 3-1 pitch for the final out of the seventh.
The gametime temperature was 45 degrees, and most of the other players had on long sleeves. Chicago had an 8-0 lead heading into the seventh.
Rodón was selected by Chicago with the No. 3 pick in the 2014 amateur draft. He has been hampered by injuries in recent years, but he won a spot in the rotation during spring training and pitched five innings in a 6-0 win at Seattle in his first start of the season.
He was supposed to pitch on Monday against Cleveland, but he was scratched because of an upset stomach.
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