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Chris Sale | Starting Pitcher | #49

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/30/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 180
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Florida Gulf Coast
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (13) / CWS
Contract: view contract details

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Chris Sale struck out seven Tigers over seven innings of one-run ball on Friday, setting the White Sox franchise record for most strikeouts in a single season.
The dominant southpaw scattered five hits and walked one in the victory. With Sale's seven punch-outs he finishes the year with 274, besting the previous mark of 269 set by Ed Walsh during the 1908 season. Sale finishes another impressive season with a 13-10 record, 3.41 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 274/42 K/BB ratio over 208 2/3 innings. He'll once again be a very popular commodity heading into fantasy drafts in 2016. Fri, Oct 2, 2015 10:56:00 PM

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Chris Sale struggled in Friday's 12-1 loss to the Indians, allowing seven runs (one earned) on eight hits over seven innings.

Strange, strange game for Sale, who was rocked for a six-run third without a single run in that inning counting against his line. A Carlos Sanchez error with one out opened the floodgates of doom. Still, the southpaw ace didn't take well to the adversity and the poor inning culminated in a grand slam surrendered to Carlos Santana. He did strike out nine, but it just wasn't a strong effort. That's the way this month has gone for him thus far. In four September starts, he's now allowed 20 runs in 23 innings. The overall numbers (3.47 ERA, 1.09 WHIP) look fine, but this Sale's clearly fading off slightly as the season winds down. He'll try to right this poor stretch when he takes to the road to face the Tigers on Wednesday afternoon.
Fri, Sep 18, 2015 11:11:00 PM

Chris Sale posted a rare struggle in Sunday's 7-0 loss to the Twins, surrendering six runs on nine hits over three innings.

You don't see these kinds of starts often with Sale. A three-run homer by Torii Hunter keyed a four-run first inning against the southpaw ace, while two more runs would score in the third to knock Sale from the game completely. With the tough outing in the books, he now holds a 3.55 ERA and 1.08 WHIP, plus 250 strikeouts over 187 2/3 innings. He'll hit the dusty trail for a date with the Indians in his next start.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 05:12:00 PM

Chris Sale struck out eight but served up three solo homers across seven innings in Monday's loss to the Indians.

The Indians failed to dent the scoreboard other than on the home runs, but that was enough in the one-run victory. Sale allowed seven hits overall on the day and issued one free pass. The 26-year-old now has a whopping 247 strikeouts over 184 2/3 innings this season while sporting a 3.31 ERA. He'll take on the Twins this weekend.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 04:58:00 PM

Chris Sale had to battle Tuesday, striking out 10 but allowing four runs over six innings in a no-decision against the Twins.

It's a testament to Sale that he was able to get through six innings, let alone avoid taking a loss. The Twins had the lefty on the ropes early, notching four runs in the second inning as Sale fought control issues and ineffectiveness, but he was able to escape without further damage the rest of the outing. Sale gave up nine hits and a walk on the evening. The no-decision leaves Sale at 12-7 with a 3.30 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 239/36 K/BB ratio on the year heading into Sunday's contest with the Royals.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 11:38:00 PM

Chris Sale blanked the Red Sox for seven innings in a no-decision Wednesday.

Sale struck out seven and could have picked up his fourth straight win had the White Sox provided him with any offense tonight. At least he did avenge last month's drubbing at the hands of the Red Sox (seven runs and 12 hits in five innings).
Wed, Aug 26, 2015 11:41:00 PM

Chris Sale came away with the win in Friday's showdown against Felix Hernandez after allowing three runs over seven innings versus the Mariners.

Sale struck out 14. He had a shutout going until Mark Trumbo homered with two on and one out in the seventh. Really, it was a dominant outing, except for one big miss that left his ERA pretty much unchanged from the start of the day.
Sat, Aug 22, 2015 01:37:00 AM

Chris Sale was absolutely on fire in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Cubs, allowing just one hit and no runs while striking out 15.

The only hit Sale allowed in the game was a one-out single in the sixth by Dexter Fowler. Otherwise, nada. The southpaw ace exited the proceedings having fanned 15 and walked two on 116 pitches (73 for strikes). His previous best for strikeouts in a game this season was 14, which he achieved against the Rangers on June 19. Two recent seven-run outings dinged his ERA a bit, but he remains a top AL Cy Young contender with a 3.32 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 208/32 K/BB ratio across 157 1/3 innings. He'll tango with the Mariners on the team's upcoming road swing.
Sun, Aug 16, 2015 05:04:00 PM

Chris Sale gave up two runs in 7 1/3 innings, earning the win as the White Sox topped the Angels 8-2 on Monday.

Sale was working on a shutout until Johnny Giavotella broke through with a two-run double in the seventh inning. It was one of only five hits the lefty allowed while walking two and striking out seven. Sale came into the start having allowed seven runs in back-to-back starts. He owns a 3.47 ERA, a 1.07 WHIP, and a 193/30 K/BB ratio over 150 1/3 innings. The Cubs await him in a home start next.
Mon, Aug 10, 2015 11:14:00 PM

Chris Sale was knocked around by the Rays on Tuesday, allowing seven runs over 5 1/3 innings in the loss.

That's now the second straight start in which Sale has given up seven runs, a bit of a concerning trend for a pitcher of Sale's ilk. On Tuesday it was the long ball, as Sale served up two homers among his six hits allowed. As usual, Sale did strike out nine in the start. Sale is now 9-7 with a 3.52 ERA and 1.08 WHIP, and he'll look to get back in the win column Monday against the Angels.
Wed, Aug 5, 2015 12:03:00 AM

Chris Sale was lit up by the Red Sox on Thursday, surrendering seven runs and 12 hits in five innings.

That's the most hits he's even given up in a start. It follows an outing just 11 days ago in which he gave up 11 hits. Still, we wouldn't expect that this is the start of a trend for Sale. He still struck out seven and didn't give up any homers tonight.
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 11:17:00 PM

Chris Sale picked up his ninth win of the season after holding the Indians to one run over seven innings in Saturday's 10-3 victory.

Sale didn't post any eye-popping numbers in the start, fanning just seven, but casual dominance is still dominance. He allowed an RBI single to Jesus Aguilar in the fifth inning, but otherwise kept the Indians off the board. With the win, the ace southpaw improved to 9-5. He holds a 2.85 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 170/24 K/BB ratio across 132 2/3 innings, numbers which he'll take into his next start, a road outing against the Red Sox.
Sat, Jul 25, 2015 10:10:00 PM

Chris Sale gave up four earned runs over 6 1/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the Royals.

Sale allowed two singles to open the game and then a one-out RBI single to Eric Hosmer. He did settle in a bit from there, but the Royals punched in another run on a Lorenzo Cain homer in the sixth and two more on a two-run shot from Paulo Orlando in the seventh. Sale will look to bounce back in his next start on the road against the Indians.
Sun, Jul 19, 2015 05:06:00 PM

Chris Sale pitched another phenomenal game in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Cubs, striking out 10 and allowing just one run on six hits over seven innings.

The victory bumped Sales' record up to 8-4. His non-record numbers are far more impressive, as he enters the All-Star Break with a 2.72 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and a staggering 157/22 K/BB ratio across 119 1/3 innings. The All-Star lefty is a strong, strong contender for the AL Cy Young as we reach the unofficial halfway mark of the season.
Sat, Jul 11, 2015 07:44:00 PM

Chris Sale went all nine innings and limited the Blue Jays to two runs to earn the win on Monday.

Sale allowed two solo home runs: one to Chris Colabello in the third inning and one to Josh Donaldson in the sixth. That was it for run-scoring. Fresh off of his nomination to the 2015 All-Star roster for the American League, Sale gave up six hits overall, walked none, and struck out six. The lefty's streak of eight consecutive starts with double-digit strikeouts has come to an end. Now with a 2.80 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, and 147/22 K/BB ratio over 112 1/3 innings, Sale will match up against the Cubs at Wrigley Field in his next start.
Mon, Jul 6, 2015 10:12:00 PM