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The White Sox avoided being no-hit in the ninth inning again

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The White Sox avoided being no-hit in the ninth inning again

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.

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.

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.