White Sox ace Giolito pitching perfect game thru 6 vs A's

Tue Sep 29 5:06pm ET

Chicago White Sox's Lucas Giolito pitches against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of Game 1 of an American League wild-card baseball series Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)


Chicago White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito (27) walks to the dugout after retiring the Oakland Athletics in the fourth inning of Game 1 of an American League wild-card baseball series Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)


Chicago White Sox's Lucas Giolito pitches against the Oakland Athletics during the fourth inning of Game 1 of an American League wild-card baseball series Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)


OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Chicago White Sox ace Lucas Giolito is pitching a perfect game through six innings against the Oakland Athletics in their playoff opener.

Giolito has thrown 73 pitches Tuesday at the Coliseum in his postseason debut.

Giolito pitched a no-hitter against Pittsburgh on Aug. 25.

Jake Lamb's line drive to center field in the fifth was the hardest-hit ball by the A's against the 27-year-old Giolito.

Giolito has struck out six, and yelled after fanning the side in the sixth.

The White Sox lead 3-0 in Game 1 of the best-of-three series.

The late Roy Halladay of the Phillies in 2010 threw a perfect game in the regular season and then tossed a no-hitter against the Reds in the playoffs - the only person to have a regular-season and postseason no-hitter in the same year.

Halladay and Don Larsen, who pitched a perfect game for the Yankees in the 1956 World Series against Brooklyn, have the only two postseason no-hitters.

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