Stat of the Day: Hitless streak ends for arms

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MLB.com is keeping track of a Stat of the Day for the White Sox this season, highlighting a unique, interesting or fun nugget from each game.

April 15: Indians 4, White Sox 2 -- Sox pitchers finally yield a hit
Beginning with the final two outs in the 10th inning Tuesday, White Sox pitching forced Cleveland hitters into an 0-for-35 skid until Jake Bauers doubled to open the third Thursday afternoon against Lance Lynn. That streak included 27 hitless outs recorded by Carlos Rodón on Wednesday, along with one hit batsman with one out in the ninth, as the left-hander threw the 20th no-hitter in franchise history.

April 14: Chicago 8, Cleveland 0 -- Rodón's no-no and TJ surgery
Carlos Rodón threw the 20th no-hitter in franchise history Wednesday night in an 8-0 victory over Cleveland. Rodón had Tommy John surgery on May 15, 2019, and became the first MLB pitcher to ever throw a no-hitter within two years of having that operation. Rodón also recorded his second career complete game and his first shutout, while Chicago's 20 no-hitters rank second behind the Dodgers at 26. Rodón went four-seam heavy with 57 of them averaging 95 mph and topping out at 98.8.

April 13: Indians 2, White Sox 0 -- Rotation revving up
Lucas Giolito is not the only White Sox starting pitcher turning things up a notch as the season progresses. After Giolito's 7-plus scoreless innings on Tuesday against Cleveland, White Sox starters are 3-0 with a 2.32 ERA, 58 strikeouts and a .196 opponents’ average in 50 1/3 innings over the past nine games. That stretch includes Lance Lynn's shutout in the home opener.

April 12: White Sox 4, Indians 3 -- Getting some revenge
An odd walk-off victory for the White Sox ended a six-game losing streak to Cleveland. That skid included a four-game sweep executed by the Indians at Progressive Field from Sept. 21-24 last season, helping to knock the White Sox from a potential No. 2 seed in the postseason to the seventh slot during the final week. The White Sox are 33-54 against Cleveland since 2016, but they are 14-3 over their last 17 home games against American League Central opponents.

April 11: Royals 4, White Sox 3 (10 innings) -- No more streaking
Sunday's 4-3 loss in 10 innings to the Royals brought an end to a pair of significant White Sox successful runs. Their 17-game winning streak against left-handed starters was snapped, although Kansas City southpaw Mike Minor did not figure in the final decision. That 17-game winning streak, dating back to Sept. 28, 2019 against Tyler Alexander and the Tigers, was the second-longest such streak in Major League history; the Braves won 18 straight against left-handed starters in 2004-05. The White Sox also had their six-game winning streak against the Royals ended, after posting a 9-1 record vs. Kansas City in 2020 and winning Thursday's home opener.

April 8: White Sox 6, Royals 0 -- Mercedes hits one to the moon
Yermín Mercedes’ 485-foot, first-inning home run off Brad Keller is the third longest hit by a White Sox player in Guaranteed Rate Field history, trailing only Joe Borchard (504 feet vs. the Phillies on Aug. 30, 2004) and Frank Thomas (495 feet vs. the Twins on July 23, 2002). Mercedes' blast also represented Chicago's second longest homer tracked by Statcast (postseason included) behind Luis Robert’s 487-foot drive in Oakland during Game 3 of last season’s American League Wild Card Series.

April 7: Mariners 8, White Sox 4 -- Abreu's rare steal
José Abreu’s steal of second base in the first inning was his first stolen base in almost exactly two years. His most recent steal had been April 14, 2019, when he swiped two bags against the Yankees for his only steals of that season. In fact, Abreu last year became the first position player to win the MVP without a stolen base since Ryan Howard in 2006 and the first to do so in the AL since Cal Ripken Jr. in 1983.

April 6: White Sox 10, Mariners 4 -- Giolito racks up strikeouts
Lucas Giolito fanned 10 over 5 1/3 innings Tuesday night in Seattle, marking the 11th game he has hit double digits in his White Sox career. That ties him with Billy Pierce for sixth on the all-time franchise list. Giolito struck out five straight over two perfect innings to start the game. The right-hander has a total of 18 strikeouts and three walks over 10 2/3 innings this season, and on Tuesday his fastball velocity ranged between 92.7 and 94.8 mph, per Statcast.

April 5: White Sox 6, Mariners 0 -- Multi-hit Mercedes
Yermín Mercedes was one of the last guys to be selected for the White Sox Opening Day roster, but is playing like he'll be one of the first guys to be picked for the American League All-Star team. Mercedes knocked out three hits in a 6-0 victory over the Mariners. The designated hitter has compiled games with five hits, three hits and three hits among the four he has started. Mercedes has hit in every game played and has recorded six two-out hits this season.

April 4: Angels 7, White Sox 4 -- 3 runs, 1 hit
The White Sox didn't do much with Angels starter Shohei Ohtani, but they didn't have to during a three-run fifth inning to tie the game at 3. Nick Madrigal had the only hit in the frame, a single to center, followed by two-out walks to Adam Eaton and José Abreu and an Ohtani wild pitch to score Madrigal. Angels manager Joe Maddon allowed Ohtani to work out of his own jam, and Ohtani appeared to escape by striking out Yoán Moncada swinging on a 3-2 pitch. But catcher Max Stassi couldn't hold on to the ball, and when his throw one-hopped first baseman Jared Walsh, both Eaton and Abreu were able to score on the passed ball/E-2 combination.

April 3: Angels 5, White Sox 3 -- Lynn falls just short of 100
Lance Lynn entered his White Sox debut with a streak of 37 straight starts in which he threw at least 100 pitches. It's a testament to his true desire to consistently work deep into games. But that streak came to an end against the Angels when Lynn was lifted in the fifth after walking Anthony Rendon on pitch No. 99. Lynn thought that pitch should have been an inning-ending strikeout, but home-plate umpire David Rackley disagreed.

April 2: White Sox 12, Angels 8 -- Abreu and 200
's third-inning grand slam against the Angels, the third of his career, not only gave the White Sox the lead but also gave him 199 overall and moved him within one of becoming the fifth player in White Sox history to reach 200. He also would become the sixth Cuban-born player to reach that impressive total.

April 1: Angels 4, White Sox 3 -- Giolito on the attack with his changeup
struck out eight Angels over 5 1/3 innings on Opening Day, relying on an almost unhittable changeup. The right-hander threw 29 changes overall, had 18 swings on the pitch and 12 whiffs. Those 12 whiffs were just short of Giolito's career high of 13 with that pitch coming in his no-hitter hurled against the Pirates last season.