Johnson earns first big-league victory

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Chicago White Sox rookie Erik Johnson is a Los Altos High graduate.

The third start proved to be the charm for Chicago White Sox pitcher Erik Johnson.

The Los Altos High graduate earned his first Major League win in a 12-1 rout of the Minnesota Twins Sept. 16. Johnson pitched six innings – without surrendering a run – and struck out eight batters. He won his next start as well, allowing two runs in six innings against the Detroit Tigers, whom the White Sox beat 6-3 Sept. 22.

At the beginning of September, Johnson was named to Baseball America’s 2013 Minor League All-Star Team.

The 23-year-old made his big-league debut Sept. 4 in New York against the Yankees and his first home start Sept. 10 versus the Tigers.

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