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Near perfect game pitched at Target Field


There was nearly a perfect game in baseball. Chicago 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. He would have been the first White Sox hurler to throw a no-hitter since Mark Buehrle  threw a perfect game in 2009. He struck out nine and didn't walk anyone.

The 24-year-old Stewart improved to 2-3. His only previous major league win came at Target Field last month. He 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 in the Edwin Jackson trade.

The White Sox won the afternoon game 2-1.

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