Kopech Pulled After Throwing 6 No-Hit Innings For White Sox

Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Michael Kopech throws against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Friday, Aug. 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Michael Kopech throws against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Friday, Aug. 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

CHICAGO (AP) — White Sox right-hander Michael Kopech was pulled after throwing six no-hit innings against the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.

Kopech struck out a career-best 11, walked three and threw 85 pitches.

Manager Tony La Russa brought in reliever Reynaldo López to start the seventh, and the combined no-hit bid ended immediately when Detroit's Javier Báez led off with a single to right-center.

The 26-year-old Kopech missed the 2019 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery and opted out in 2020 for health reasons.

He entered Friday night's game at 4-8 with a 3.39 ERA. He has not thrown more than 100 pitches or worked more than seven innings in a start this year.

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