The White Sox have no intention of being no-hit this season. They just so happen to wait until the ninth inning to show it.
For the second time this season, in Sunday's 12-0 loss to the Tigers, Rick Renteria's group was no-hit through eight innings. And for the second time they avoided becoming the second team to be no-hit this season with a hit in their final frame.
Tim Anderson delivered a double to the right-center gap with no outs in the ninth inning to break up Matt Boyd's chance at history. Boyd had retired 26 White Sox batters to that point, with a Rob Brantly walk in the third inning their only base runner.
So. Close. pic.twitter.com/OOkps9QGoC— MLB (@MLB) September 17, 2017
On July 9 the White Sox had been no-hit through eight innings in Colorado, and rookie starter Kyle Freeland retired the first batter he faced in the ninth. But a Melky Cabrera single to left broke up that almost-no-no.
This no-hit bid is OVAH! pic.twitter.com/B29MI6N8Qd— NBC Sports Chicago (@NBCSChicago) July 9, 2017
The Sox still haven't been no-hit since May 3, 2011, when Francisco Liriano did at U.S. Cellular Field.
Ricky's boys truly don't quit.