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Chris Sale | Starting Pitcher | #41

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (28) / 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 shut out the Angels for six innings, striking out nine, in Boston's 6-2 win Friday.
Sale should have been able to cruise after getting a five-run lead in the top of the first tonight, but it took him 112 pitches to get through six innings. The Red Sox won't complain, though. Sale had at least nine strikeouts for the 17th time in 20 starts this season. Only five different pitchers have managed 20 nine-strikeout games in a season. Jul 22 - 1:42 AM

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Chris Sale pitched a gem on Saturday, limiting the Yankees to three hits and two walks over 7 2/3 shutout innings.

He matched a season-high with 13 punch-outs while throwing 85 of his 118 pitches for strikes. Sale was in line for his 12th win of the year but Craig Kimbrel blew a one-run lead in the ninth as the Red Sox went on to lose in 16 innings. Just as he has all season, Sale was in complete control, commanding his pitches like a maestro. The Cy Young frontrunner will be on display again Thursday versus Toronto.
Jul 15 - 11:31 PM

Chris Sale will start for the American League in Tuesday's All-Star Game.

Another expected decision. Sale has been excellent in his first season with the Red Sox, putting up a 2.75 ERA over 18 starts. He leads the majors with 178 strikeouts. The southpaw is the first repeat All-Star starter for the AL since Dave Stieb did it from 1983-1984.
Jul 10 - 2:20 PM

Chris Sale allowed four runs while striking out 12 over seven innings in Thursday's loss to the Rays.

Sale gave up a pair of homers among seven hits allowed, and his Sox teammates were kept quiet by rookie Jacob Faria to saddle Sale with his fourth loss of the year. Still, he fanned 12 -- the 12th time in 18 starts he's registered double-digit strikeouts -- and Sale goes into the All-Star break with an 11-4 record, 2.75 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 178/22 K/BB ratio.
Jul 6 - 11:26 PM

Chris Sale was in dominant form again on Saturday, punching out 11 over seven shutout innings in a victory over the Blue Jays.

The star southpaw scattered four hits and a walk on the day. He now sports a brilliant 2.61 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 166/22 K/BB ratio on the season. He'll look to continue his dominance on Thursday against the Rays in Tampa Bay.
Jul 1 - 4:21 PM

Chris Sale fanned nine while giving up one run in 6 1/3 innings Monday in a 4-1 victory over the Twins.

Sale is the third AL starter to 10 wins, joining Jason Vargas and Ervin Santana. He's struck out at least nine in 13 of his 16 starts with the Red Sox.
Jun 26 - 11:20 PM

Chris Sale fanned 10 while allowing three runs in 8 1/3 innings Tuesday in a victory over the Royals.

Sale allowed just one run and two hits over eight innings before giving up a walk, a two-run homer and a single in the ninth. John Farrell pulled him then, even though pitcher Travis Wood was due up at the plate because of the Royals' lineup maneuvering in the rout. Wood ended up hitting into a game-ending double play against Fernando Abad. Sale moved to 9-3 with a 2.85 ERA.
Jun 20 - 11:47 PM

Chris Sale allowed a lone run while striking out 10 in a complete-game loss to the Phillies on Thursday.

Sale was cruising until the eighth, when a one-out single and a well-placed RBI double down the left field line plated the only Phillies run. Unfortunately for him, the Sox couldn't do anything against Phils pitching, saddling Sale with a tough loss and breaking a streak of seven straight wins for the 28-year-old. He allowed just four hits and a walk over his eight innings. The southpaw is now 8-3 with a 2.82 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 136/18 K/BB ratio over 14 starts. Sale will look to get back in the win column Tuesday against the Royals.
Jun 15 - 11:09 PM

Chris Sale allowed three earned runs, nine hits and no walks with seven strikeouts over seven innings in a win Saturday against the Tigers, improving to 8-2.

Sale has won seven straight decisions since his last setback April 27 against the Yankees. While his ERA rose for the ninth consecutive start, he continues to post his usual high rate of strikeouts while posting five quality starts over his past six outings.
Jun 11 - 1:28 AM

Chris Sale allowed three earned runs over six innings in a win over the Orioles on Sunday.

All three of those runs scored in the bottom of the first inning, but Sale settled in nicely from there and got seven runs of support from the Red Sox offense. The ace left-hander racked up nine strikeouts and issued just one walk while moving to 7-2 on the season. He has a stellar 2.89 ERA, 0.93 WHIP, and 119/17 K/BB ratio in 84 innings.
Jun 4 - 4:54 PM

Chris Sale beat his old team despite giving up six runs -- five earned -- in five innings Tuesday against the White Sox.

Sale probably should have come out after three innings and 80 pitches in this one, and it was particularly surprising to see him come back out for the fifth even after allowing two more runs in the fourth. He was able to get through the fifth without incident, though, and he finished the rough night at 111 pitches. He struck out nine while also giving up 10 hits and walking two. He improved to 6-2 with a 2.77 ERA.
May 31 - 12:32 AM

Chris Sale allowed four runs -- three earned -- in 7 1/3 innings Wednesday in a victory over the Rangers.

Sale finished with just six strikeouts, ending his streak of 10-K games at eight. Still, he's happier to have the win. It wasn't one of his better efforts, but he's now 5-2 with a 2.34 ERA this season.
May 24 - 10:47 PM

Chris Sale wasn't involved in the decision after allowing two runs over seven innings and striking out 10 Friday against the A's.

This makes eight straight 10-K games for Sale, but the overall results haven't been as strong as late; he has a 3.54 ERA in May after coming in at 1.19 in April. He'll face Texas next time out.
May 20 - 2:08 AM

Chris Sale scattered two hits and three runs over seven stellar frames Saturday in the Red Sox’s win over the Rays.

He totaled 12 strikeouts while issuing just two walks. 70 of his 110 pitches went for strikes including 16 swings and misses. The two hits Sale allowed were both homers including a solo shot by Logan Morrison in the second inning and a two-run blast from Kevin Kiermaier in the fifth. The Red Sox weren’t giving Sale much run support early in the year but they’ve exploded for a combined 28 runs over his last three outings. Saturday Sale joined Pedro Martinez and Nolan Ryan as the only pitchers in American League history to log at least 10 strikeouts in seven straight starts.
May 13 - 4:16 PM

Chris Sale racked up 10 strikeouts over six innings against the Twins on Sunday en route to his third victory of the season.

Sale wasn't quite as sharp as he had been through his first six starts, allowing four runs on four hits and three walks in his six frames. All of the damage against him came in the fifth inning, on a pair of sacrifice flys and a two-run single by Jorge Polanco. He has been one of the most impressive pitchers in the league thus far, compiling a 1.92 ERA, 0.79 WHIP and 73/11 K/BB ratio through 51 2/3 innings. He'll look to keep it going when he takes on the Rays on Saturday.
May 7 - 6:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Sandy Leon
2Christian Vazquez
1B1Mitch Moreland
2B1Dustin Pedroia
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Brock Holt
2Deven Marrero
3Josh Rutledge
4Marco Hernandez
LF1Andrew Benintendi
2Chris Young
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Mookie Betts
DH1Hanley Ramirez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2David Price
3Rick Porcello
4Drew Pomeranz
5Steven Wright
6Eduardo Rodriguez
7Doug Fister
8Roenis Elias
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Tyler Thornburg
3Joe Kelly
4Matt Barnes
5Chris Sale
6Heath Hembree
7Justin Haley
8Fernando Abad
9Brandon Workman
10Robbie Ross
11Blaine Boyer
12Ben Taylor
13Kyle Martin