<
>

Rapid Reaction: White Sox 4, Mariners 0

Here’s a quick look at the Chicago White Sox’s 4-0 win over the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on Saturday.

How it happened: White Sox starter Philip Humber threw the 21st perfect game in major league baseball history. The 29-year-old Humber hadn’t even pitched a complete game in his previous 29 major league starts. Humber accounted for the 27 outs with nine strikeouts, five groundouts and 13 flyouts on 96 pitches. He was the third White Sox pitcher to throw a perfect game. Offensively, Paul Konerko put the White Sox on the board with a solo home run to left field in the second inning. It was his 398th career home run and put him into a tie with Dale Murphy for 50th on the career all-time list. Konerko also drove in another run with a long single off the left-field wall.

What it means: The White Sox have bounced back with back-to-back wins and have improved to 8-6 after previously dropping three of four games against the Baltimore Orioles in Chicago. The White Sox are clicking on the mound and at the plate right now.

Outside the box: The White Sox and the New York Yankees are the only two franchises to have three pitchers throw perfect games.

Up next: The White Sox will attempt to go for the series sweep against the Mariners on Sunday. John Danks (1-2, 4.82) will start for the White Sox, and he will be countered by the Mariners’ Kevin Millwood (0-0, 6.30).