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Chris Sale | Starting Pitcher | #41

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/30/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 178
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Florida Gulf Coast
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (13) / CWS
Contract: view contract details
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Chris Sale didn't figure into the decision after allowing two runs in seven innings and striking out 11 against the Twins on Tuesday
As per usual, the Red Sox offense was dormant with its ace on the mound. Sale reached double figures in strikeouts for the fifth time, upping his K total to 140 in 102 innings. His ERA sits at 2.74. Jun 19 - 11:35 PM

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Chris Sale was lights out on Wednesday, allowing one run over six dominant frames in Boston’s 5-1 victory over the Orioles.

Sale gave up just two hits (both singles) while recording nine strikeouts. He also yielded four free passes, raising his pitch count to 109. In a bizarre sequence of events, Sale was lifted by manager Alex Cora after issuing back-to-back walks in the seventh inning and was then ejected by umpire Brian Knight for barking on his way to the dugout. Wednesday’s victory—Sale’s sixth of the season—snapped a three-start losing streak for the left-hander. The 29-year-old will take an impressive 2.75 ERA into his next outing Tuesday at Minnesota.
Jun 13 - 6:53 PM

Chris Sale was dominant on Friday but took a loss nonetheless, fanning 10 and allowing one run in eight innings against the White Sox.

He was outdueled by Dylan Covey. Trayce Thompson's RBI-single in the seventh inning produced the only run on either side. Sale surrendered six hits and issued one base-on-balls in the quality start. He falls to 5-4 with a 2.83 ERA and 0.97 WHIP after 14 starts. He ranks third in the majors with 120 strikeouts in 89 innings.
Jun 8 - 9:45 PM

Chris Sale let in four runs in six innings and took a loss against the Astros on Friday.

He surrrendered a run on a wild pitch strikeout in the first inning. George Springer touched him up for a solo homer in the third. Sale struck out six batters against one walk and six hits while burning 100 pitches to get through six frames. The ace southpaw falls to 5-3 with an even 3.00 ERA and 0.98 WHIP through 13 starts. He ranks third in the majors with 110 strikeouts.
Jun 1 - 11:59 PM

Chris Sale gave up five hits and six runs over 4 1/3 innings Sunday in the Red Sox’s loss to the Braves.

He fanned eight and walked three over 91 pitches. Sale served up a three-run homer to Tyler Flowers in the second inning, then ran into more trouble in the fifth, yielding two hits and a pair of walks, which led to three earned runs. This was Sale’s shortest outing of the year and only his second loss with his other defeat coming April 21 in Oakland in a game where the Red Sox were no-hit by Sean Manaea. Sale will look to bounce back Friday against the Astros. The left-hander struggled the last time he was in Houston, surrendering seven runs in a Game 1 loss during last year’s ALDS.
May 27 - 4:58 PM

Chris Sale picked up his fifth victory of the season on Tuesday, limiting the Rays to two runs (one earned) on four hits over 7 2/3 innings.

The left-hander racked up nine strikeouts on the night while issuing just two free passes. He served up a solo homer to Willy Adames in the fourth inning and allowed the Rays to scratch out an unearned run in the fifth, but was dominant the rest of the ballgame. Sale has been overshadowed by some of the unbelievable starting pitching performances around baseball this season, but he has been terrific in his own right. Now 5-1 on the year, he'll carry a 2.17 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 96/17 K/BB ratio into Sunday's start against the Braves.
May 22 - 10:06 PM

Chris Sale surrendered two runs in five innings and was credited with a win over the Athletics on Wednesday.

The Red Sox ace punched out nine batters in the relatively short start but didn't feature his normal control, issuing four free passes in five frames. He allowed just two base hits, including a two-run dinger by shortstop Marcus Semien in the fifth inning. It took him 102 pitches to complete five innings and that combined with the fact he went nine innings in his previous start led to the decision to pull him early in this one. He improves to 4-1 with a 2.29 ERA in 10 starts. He ranks third in the majors with 87 strikeouts.
May 16 - 11:39 PM

Chris Sale tied his career-high with 15 strikeouts while allowing three runs over nine innings in a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Friday.

The Red Sox would go on to lose in extra innings. Sale gave up a game-tying solo homer to Luke Maile in the seventh inning, but it was still a very impressive performance. He gave up six hits and didn’t walk a batter. He joins Pedro Martinez and Roger Clemens as the only Red Sox hurlers to manage 15 strikeouts and no walks in a start. With a 2.17 ERA and 78 strikeouts through nine starts, Sale has been exactly what fantasy owners were hoping he would be.
May 11 - 11:34 PM

Chris Sale struck out 12 over seven innings, allowing one run, in a 6-1 win over the Rangers on Sunday.

Sale gave up just four hits and a walk, with only a Ryan Rua solo homer in the seventh inning counting against him. He's now given up one or zero runs in six of his eight starts. The southpaw owns a 2.02 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 63/11 K/BB ratio over 49 innings, and he'll go to work on the Blue Jays on Saturday.
May 6 - 6:30 PM

Chris Sale allowed two runs -- one earned -- over seven innings Tuesday in a no-decision against the Royals.

The Red Sox aren't doing much offensively for Sale, which is why he's 2-1 despite a 2.14 ERA in seven starts. He still wasn't at his very best tonight, but his not-at-his-best is still very, very good. It seems like the plan is for him to save as much as he can for October.
May 1 - 11:46 PM

Chris Sale allowed three runs over six innings in a win over the Blue Jays on Thursday.

It was a fine outing but un-Sale-like, as he served up two long balls -- to Devon Travis and Justin Smoak -- and struck out just four over his six innings. Still, Sale won't turn his nose up at a win, as Thursday's was just his second in six starts this year. The southpaw owns a 2.31 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 45/8 K/BB ratio through 35 innings of work, and a date with the flaccid Royals offense awaits Tuesday.
Apr 26 - 10:34 PM

Chris Sale allowed three earned runs, six hits and a walk with 10 strikeouts over seven innings in a loss at Oakland on Saturday.

Sale suffered his first loss of the season, but he turned in a quality start and his counterpart, Sean Manaea, tossed a no-hitter. The 10 strikeouts were also a season best for Sale. He has allowed just 22 hits with two homers and six walks while striking out 41 batters over 29 innings through five outings. The wins might not be flowing right now, but they're coming. He'll look to get back into the win column on Friday in his next scheduled start against the visiting Rays.
Apr 22 - 12:26 AM

Chris Sale gave up just one run in five innings while striking out eight in a 3-1 victory over the Orioles on Sunday.

After giving up an RBI double to Manny Machado in the first inning, Sale completely shut down the Baltimore offense, and he allowed just two hits in the game. He now possesses an ERA of 1.23, and he's on pace to strike out 335 hitters in the 2018 season. He'll look to continue this strong run on Friday against the Athletics in Oakland.
Apr 15 - 4:01 PM

Chris Sale punched out eight batters while limiting the Yankees to one run over six innings in Tuesday’s 14-1 blowout win.

This one was understandably billed as a potential pitcher’s duel with Sale squaring off against Luis Severino, but Severino was off his game and the red-hot Red Sox made it a laugher. Sale had thrown just 87 pitches through his six frames and surely had more in the tank, but with a big advantage Boston decided to save some bullets. The southpaw has given up just two runs over his first three starts and takes on the Orioles at Fenway on Sunday.
Apr 10 - 10:37 PM

Chris Sale pitched five innings of one-run ball and struck out six Tuesday against the Marlins.

The run was a result of J.D. Martinez failing to get to a ball in right field that would have been an easy out for Mookie Betts. If this were last season, Sale likely would have gone out for a sixth inning tonight. The Red Sox, though, are hoping to prevent him from wearing down this year and thus removed him after 93 pitches tonight.
Apr 3 - 11:06 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Vazquez
2Sandy Leon
3Blake Swihart
1B1Mitch Moreland
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Eduardo Nunez
3Brock Holt
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Rafael Devers
2Marco Hernandez
LF1Andrew Benintendi
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Mookie Betts
DH1J.D. Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2David Price
3Rick Porcello
4Drew Pomeranz
5Eduardo Rodriguez
6Steven Wright
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Carson Smith
3Matt Barnes
4Tyler Thornburg
5Joe Kelly
6Heath Hembree
7Austin Maddox
8Hector Velazquez
9Brian Johnson
10Brandon Workman
11Robby Scott