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White Sox's Stewart one-hits Twins

Sep 6, 2011 - 3:34 AM Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Zach Stewart took a perfect game into the eighth inning, and the rookie right-hander ended with a one-hit shutout, as the Chicago White Sox took a 4-0 win over Minnesota in the second game of a doubleheader.

Danny Valencia fouled off three straight pitches before lining a ball into the right field corner to lead off the bottom of the eighth inning.

That was the only blemish for Stewart (2-3), who was making just his eighth career start. He struck out nine and threw 75 of his 114 pitches for strikes.

A non-roster invitee to spring training with the Blue Jays, Stewart was acquired from Toronto with right-handed pitcher Jason Frasor on July 27 in exchange for right-hander Edwin Jackson and infielder/outfielder Mark Teahen.

"I would say I noticed it in the fifth or sixth," Stewart said of his perfect game. "Going into the eighth is when I knew I had to focus, bear down and get through this."

Brent Morel had three hits, including a two-run single. Alexei Ramirez and Alex Rios each tallied three hits and combined to score three times, as the White Sox completed a doubleheader sweep.

In the afternoon game at Target Field, Philip Humber tossed seven scoreless innings to lead the White Sox to a 2-1 victory.

Scott Diamond (1-3) was touched for eight hits and two runs over five innings in the night game for the Twins, who lost their fourth in a row.

"I just didn't have my best stuff today," Diamond said. "I was having a tough time gripping the ball. I was trying to feel it out there and tried to work down in the zone. I didn't do the best job I could."

Chicago, which entered this four-game series after losing four in a row, surged ahead in the second inning. Rios and Morel singled, and with two outs, Juan Pierre singled to center field to plate a run.

Lillibridge doubled to left field leading off the fifth and scored later in the frame on a Ramirez base hit to left.

Morel laced a bases-loaded single up the middle in the seventh, and the drama started to build around Stewart.

Joe Mauer lined a ball to Ramirez at shortstop to end the seventh, but Valencia reached out to slap Minnesota's lone hit of the night the following frame.

Stewart started the ninth by striking out Jason Repko and Drew Butera before getting Ben Revere on a grounder to shortstop.

Game Notes

The White Sox went 3-for-16 with men in scoring position and stranded 13 runners...The White Sox and Twins played their first doubleheader since July 6, 2007 at U.S. Cellular Field. Chicago lost, 20-14 and 12-0 in those games. This was also the first DH in Minnesota since September 21, 1980 at Metropolitan Stadium...It's the first time the White Sox have swept a DH from Minnesota since October 3, 1991 in the Windy City.