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, ending his bid for a perfect game — and then a no-hitter — against the Minnesota Twins.After retiring his first 24 batters, Lopez walked Max Kepler on a 3-1 pitch leading off the ninth Saturday night. Robbie Grossman followed with a clean single to center field, and Lopez was removed from the game after 110 pitches.He was charged with one run in Kansas City’s 4-1 victory.A 25-year-old right-hander, Lopez was making his seventh big league start and fifth for the Royals since he was acquired from Milwaukee in the late-July trade that sent Mike Moustakas to the Brewers.Lopez struck out four. The closest Minnesota came to a baserunner through eight innings was when right fielder Jorge Bonifacio raced back to the wall to grab Jorge Polanco’s liner in the fourth.Heading into the ninth, Lopez had gone to five three-ball counts — including the first three batters of the game — but none since the fifth inning.Lopez made his big league debut with the Brewers in 2015, when he made a pair of late-season starts. He spent most of the next two years in the minors Justin Verlander Jersey
, making one relief appearance for Milwaukee in July 2017. Lopez had 10 appearances for the Brewers this year, all in relief, and entered 1-3 with a 5.66 ERA for the Royals.Whit Merrifield and Alex Gordon had RBI singles for Kansas City, and Adalberto Mondesi doubled in a run. CHICAGO (AP) — In a story Dec. 15 about Yonder Alonso’s trade to the Chicago White Sox, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Alonso is married to the sister of star slugger Manny Machado. Machado is married to Alonso’s sister.A corrected version of the story is below:AP source: White Sox acquire 1B Alonso in trade with IndiansAP source: Chicago White Sox acquire first baseman Yonder Alonso in trade with Cleveland IndiansBy JAY COHENAP Sports WriterCHICAGO (AP) — First baseman Yonder Alonso was traded to the Chicago White Sox by the Cleveland Indians on Friday in a deal between AL Central rivals that could have broad implications for both teams the rest of the offseason.A person familiar with the trade confirmed it on condition of anonymity because the clubs had not yet announced the swap. Stadium first reported Alonso was headed to the White Sox.Chicago sent minor league outfielder Alex Call to Cleveland for Alonso, who hit .250 with 23 homers and 83 RBIs in 145 games this year during his only season with the Indians.Cleveland reacquired first baseman and designated hitter Carlos Santana from Philadelphia in a three-team trade on Thursday Houston Astros Jersey
, making Alonso expendable. The White Sox deal moves Alonso’s $8 million salary for 2019 off the Indians’ payroll, giving them more flexibility if they want to keep their deep rotation intact.Chicago already has Jose Abreu at first base, but he played in just 128 games last season due to injuries and could see more time at DH with the addition of Alonso. Alonso’s sister is married to star slugger Manny Machado, a rumored target for the White Sox in free agency.Alonso was selected by Cincinnati in the first round of the 2008 amateur draft and broke into the majors with the Reds in 2010. He is a .265 hitter with 90 homers and 389 RBIs in 951 games with Cincinnati, San Diego, Oakland http://www.astrosfanproshop.com/authentic-justin-verlander-jersey
, Seattle and Cleveland.Alonso’s contract includes a 2020 club option at $9 million with a $1 million buyout. The option becomes guaranteed if Alonso has 550 plate appearances next year or 1,100 in 2018 and ’19 combined, and he passes a physical at the end of next season.The 24-year-old Call played for Class A Winston-Salem and Double-A Birmingham last season, batting .248 with 12 homers and 58 RBIs in 123 games. He was selected by Chicago in the third round of the 2016 draft out of Ball State University.