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Chris Sale | Starting Pitcher

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/30/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 180
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Chris Sale moved to 9-1 on Monday after holding the Royals to one run in seven innings.
Sale allowed seven hits, walked one and struck out eight. Surprisingly, he's just 7-7 lifetime against the Royals, though that does come with a sterling 2.36 ERA. He's allowed three runs total in his last three starts, and he's given the White Sox seven straight quality starts. Jul 22 - 12:03 AM

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Chris Sale won't make his first start of the second half until Monday.

The White Sox are going with Jose Quintana, Hector Noesi and John Danks in the weekend series versus the Astros, which means Sale will have 11 days of rest in between starts (though he did throw an inning in the All-Star Game). Sale is on pace for just 160 innings this season after his stint DL earlier, but Chicago obviously feels now is the best time to squeeze in a few extra days of rest for their stud left-hander.
Jul 18 - 8:54 AM

Chris Sale has won the All-Star Game Final Vote competition for the American League.

Sale beat out Rick Porcello, Corey Kluber, Dallas Keuchel, and Garrett Richards in the balloting. With a 2.08 ERA and 102/16 K/BB ratio over 95 innings, the 25-year-old southpaw is plenty deserving of the honor. He now has three straight All-Star selections.
Jul 10 - 5:09 PM

Chris Sale was charged with one run in 7 2/3 innings Wednesday in a no-decision against the Red Sox.

Sale left with a 4-0 lead and two outs in the eighth, but a full-blown meltdown took place afterwards. The Red Sox scored three times then, pushing across the one runner Sale left on base, and twice more in the ninth to win. Sale lowered his ERA to 2.08 with the performance.
Jul 9 - 10:22 PM

Chris Sale struck out 12 batters and held the Mariners to just one run in a complete game victory on Friday night.

Sale's chance at a shutout died with a Corey Hart sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth inning, though some poor defense from Dayan Viciedo in left field opened the door. The southpaw gave up six hits and didn't walk a batter. It was his second complete game of the season and his seventh on the year. He's now second in the AL behind Felix Hernandez with a 2.16 ERA.
Jul 4 - 9:53 PM

Chris Sale picked up his seventh victory of the season on Saturday, limiting the Blue Jays to two runs on four hits over seven innings.

Sale struggled a bit with his command throughout the afternoon, issuing five walks while punching out six. He has been spectacular when he's been on the field this season, posting a 7-1 record, 2.30 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 84/16 K/BB ratio. He'll look to continue that dominance when he takes on the Mariners at home on Friday.
Jun 28 - 4:41 PM

Chris Sale surrendered two runs in six innings Monday in a no-decision against the Orioles.

Sale gave up a career-high 11 hits, but only Adam Jones's first-inning homer did any damage. It was impressive how well he held it together even while he was frustrated on a night in which he didn't have his best stuff.
Jun 23 - 10:44 PM

Chris Sale lost his first game of the season, allowing one run over seven innings in Thursday's loss to the Tigers.

On a different night, Sale would have had the win, but he had the misfortune of matching up against Max Scherzer at his best. The lefty allowed five hits, didn't issue a walk, and struck out 10 with the effort. Sale has been lights out over nine starts, posting a 1.97 ERA with a 0.67 WHIP and a 68/9 K/BB ratio in 59 1/3 innings. He'll face the Giants at home in his next start.
Jun 12 - 11:06 PM

After pitching seven scoreless innings, Chris Sale gave up five runs -- four earned -- in the eighth Saturday in a no-decision against the Angels.

It's not very often a starter is allowed to give up five runs in the eighth, but manager Robin Ventura stuck with him even after three hits and an error to start the inning. That brought up Mike Trout with the bases loaded, and Trout turned the game into a 5-5 tie with a grand slam. Sale was lifted immediately afterwards. His ERA jumped from 1.38 to 2.06 during the sequence.
Jun 8 - 1:36 AM

Chris Sale was excellent on Sunday in the White Sox's 4-1 win over San Diego, limiting the Padres to one run on two hits (no walks) in the complete-game masterpiece.

Sale, who also struck out nine batters, improved his record to 5-0. The only blemish for Sale on the day was a solo home run allowed to Chase Headley in the fifth inning. Ever since he came off the disabled list on May 22 against the Yankees, Sale has been locked in. He's tallied 18 innings over his last three starts while giving up just one run on three hits and one walk. He now has a microscopic 1.59 ERA and 0.60 WHIP on the year.
Jun 1 - 5:25 PM

Chris Sale will start on Sunday versus the Padres.

Sale had originally been slated to pitch Monday, but the White Sox are bringing him back a day earlier after rain limited him to just three innings Tuesday. He'll be pitching on regular rest. Jose Quintana will flip-flop with Sale and take the ball on Monday.
May 30 - 2:09 PM

Chris Sale dominated the Yankees in his return from the disabled list, shutting them out over six innings in Thursday's win.

Sale brought a no-hitter into the sixth inning and recorded two outs before Zoilo Almonte spoiled the party with a single to center. Sale finished the night allowing only the one hit, walking none, and striking out ten. The lefty is now 4-0 with a 1.89 ERA and a 39/7 K/BB ratio. Sale will face the Indians at home in his next start.
May 22 - 11:06 PM

White Sox activated LHP Chris Sale from the 15-day disabled list.

Sale wound up missing five weeks with a flexor muscle strain in his left elbow. He will return to the White Sox starting rotation on Thursday night against the Yankees. The ace left-hander had a 2.30 ERA, 0.84 WHIP, and 29/7 K/BB ratio over his first 27 1/3 innings this season and should be added back to fantasy lineups right away.
May 22 - 2:07 PM

Chris Sale (elbow) will rejoin the White Sox' rotation on Thursday against the Yankees.

Sale struck out 11 batters over four scoreless innings during a rehab start last week, and he was cleared to rejoin the rotation after getting through a bullpen session Tuesday with no issues. The left-hander has been out of commission for the last month and figures to be on a pitch count Thursday, but he obviously needs to be activated by fantasy owners immediately.
May 21 - 2:14 PM

Chris Sale (elbow) could rejoin the White Sox' rotation this weekend against the Yankees.

Sale got through a bullpen session Tuesday with no issues, but the White Sox want to see how he rebounds before clearing him to return to action. The left-hander struck out 11 batters over four scoreless innings during a rehab start last week, and it appears it might be the only outing he needs before being activated.
May 20 - 7:39 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Adrian Nieto
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Gordon Beckham
2Leury Garcia
SS1Alexei Ramirez
3B1Conor Gillaspie
LF1Alejandro De Aza
CF1Adam Eaton
RF1Dayan Viciedo
2Moises Sierra
3Avisail Garcia
DH1Adam Dunn
2Paul Konerko
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2John Danks
3Jose Quintana
4Felipe Paulino
5Scott Carroll
6Hector Noesi
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Matt Lindstrom
2Nate Jones
3Zach Putnam
4Daniel Webb
5Javy Guerra
6Jacob Petricka
7Ronald Belisario
8Eric Surkamp
9Taylor Thompson
10Andre Rienzo