The Cleveland Baseball Club was no hit by Chicago White Sox pitcher Carlos Rodon in a lopsided 8-0 loss at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Major League Baseball has its second no-hitter of 2021. Carlos Rodon absolutely dominated the Cleveland Baseball Club lineup with 7 strikeouts in his 9 innings of work. In fact, Rodon was 8 and 1/3 of an inning into a Perfect Game until he hit Roberto Perez in the Top of the 9th. The hit batter did not impact Rodon as he finished off the no-no.
For Cleveland, Zach Plesac was their starting pitcher and it did not go well. Plesac was not able to get out of the 1st inning, allowing 6 runs on 7 hits including a three-run homer from Yermin Mercedes. Even when Plesac left the game in the 1st Chicago was still able to score. Tyler Stephan relieved Plesac and allowed 2 runs on 2 hits and 1 walk in 2 innings.
Other arms in the Cleveland bullpen were able to keep the White Sox off the scoreboard later in the game. Phil Maton, Cal Quantrill, Oliver Perez, and Bryan Shaw combined for 5.1 innings of work, allowing just 3 hits and 2 walks.