Former University of Kentucky pitcher Logan Darnell, now a Minnesota Twins prospect, took a perfect game into the sixth inning and went on to pitch a complete-game shutout in the Triple-A Rochester Red Wings' 9-0 victory against Syracuse on Monday night.
Darnell, 4-1 with a 3.05 ERA this season, gave up five hits and no walks. He had a season-high nine strikeouts. It was just his fifth start in 33 appearances for Rochester.
He got plenty of support from his teammates, who combined for 20 hits.
Rochester pitchers have thrown 18 shutouts this season, the most by a team in the International League since Norfolk had 18 in 1995.
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The 26-year-old Darnell reached the majors for the first time last season. He was 0-2 with a 7.12 ERA in seven games for the Twins. He pitched three shutout innings in his major league debut on May 6, 2014.