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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 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

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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

Chris Sale was dominant again Tuesday, punching out 11 batters while yielding two runs over eight innings in a 5-2 victory over the Orioles.

Sale had a no-hitter through 5 2/3 frames before Trey Mancini doubled in a run. He threw 115 pitches over his eight excellent innings. It’s the fifth straight start that Sale has recorded double-digit strikeouts, as he now boasts a ridiculous 63/8 K/BB ratio over 45 2/3 innings this season. The southpaw also holds a 1.38 ERA and 0.74 WHIP. Sale will try to keep it rolling on Sunday in Minnesota.
May 2 - 10:36 PM

Chris Sale allowed three runs -- two earned -- over eight innings while striking out 10 in a loss to the Yankees on Thursday.

Sale gave up eight hits, all singles, over his eight innings without issuing a walk. Unfortunately for the southpaw, Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka was brilliant, making the three-run lead stand up. Sale is now somehow 1-2 despite a microscopic 1.19 ERA, 0.77 WHIP and 52/6 K/BB ratio over 37 2/3 innings. He'll look to pull even when he squares off with the Orioles on Tuesday.
Apr 27 - 10:43 PM

Chris Sale struck out 13 over eight scoreless innings in a no-decision Thursday against the Blue Jays.

He got Jose Bautista four times. Sale has 42 strikeouts and just six walks over 29 2/3 innings to date. He exited with a 1-0 lead after Red Sox scored in the top of the ninth today, but Craig Kimbrel promptly blew the save, leaving Sale with just his one win to date. The Red Sox went on to prevail 4-1 in 10 innings.
Apr 20 - 4:00 PM

Chris Sale picked up his first win in a Red Sox uniform Saturday against the Rays, yielding just three hits and one run with 12 strikeouts and three walks over seven picturesque frames.

The Red Sox still aren’t scoring any runs for Sale, but today two was all they needed. Sale has been incredible this season, contributing a 1.25 ERA and a jaw-dropping 12.05 K/9 through his first three starts. The quirky dimensions of Fenway Park tend to favor hitters but so far Sale has allowed just one run in 14 innings there this season. Sale’s next outing will come Thursday at Toronto.
Apr 15 - 9:08 PM

Chris Sale notched 10 strikeouts while yielding just two runs over 7 2/3 innings versus the Tigers but was saddled with a loss Monday.

He yielded just a solo shot to Ian Kinsler through seven frames, and Sale looked to be on his way to cruising through the eighth inning when he retired the first two batters. However, he then permitted an Andrew Romine double and a walk to Kinsler before Nick Castellanos cashed in the go-ahead run with a single. Sale is still looking for his first Red Sox win even though he's allowed only two runs over 14 2/3 innings and has a 17/2 K/BB ratio. He'll get the Rays at Fenway this weekend.
Apr 10 - 5:41 PM

Making his Red Sox debut, Chris Sale struck out seven in seven scoreless innings Wednesday against the Pirates.

Sale was probably all excited about the run support he'd be getting after making the move to Boston. Tonight, though, the Red Sox couldn't score until the 12th, leaving Sale with a familiar no-decision. He's throwing really well right now, so expect continued stellar results in the coming weeks.
Apr 5 - 11:38 PM

Chris Sale tossed five scoreless innings and struck out six Sunday against the Twins.

Sale has cruised this spring. Even more impressive than his 2.57 ERA is his 26/2 K/BB ratio in 22 innings.
Mar 26 - 4:32 PM

Chris Sale had a tough night on Thursday, allowing seven hits and three runs over four sluggish innings in the Red Sox’s Grapefruit League win over the Pirates.

Sale wasn’t happy about his performance and for good reason. The left-hander was blasted for two hits in the first and three more in the fourth. He also had a brain cramp forgetting to cover first base at one point. All things considered, this could have been a lot worse as only one of Pittsburgh’s seven hits against Sale went for extra bases. The 74-pitch outing was his longest of the spring. Sale will face the Pirates again next month in their season-opening series at Fenway Park.
Mar 16 - 9:17 PM

Chris Sale punched out five batters and allowed just one hit while shutting out the Rays for four innings during the Red Sox' 2-1 victory.

It was his second start in Grapefruit League play. The Red Sox sold their farm system to obtain Sale back in December. The perennial Cy Young candidate notched a 17-10 record with a 3.34 ERA and 233 strikeouts in 226 2/3 innings with the White Sox last year. He will be one of the first pitchers chosen in fantasy drafts this month.
Mar 11 - 5:29 PM

Making his spring debut, Chris Sale allowed two runs -- one earned -- in two innings Monday against the Astros.

Sale struck out two and walked none. He wasn't held back for any reason other than, because of the WBC, it's an extra long spring this year.
Mar 6 - 5:11 PM

Chris Sale is scheduled to make his first Grapefruit League start with the Red Sox on March 6 against the Astros.

Sale logged 226 2/3 innings for the White Sox in 2016, so the Red Sox are doing the wise thing and easing him into action this spring. He joins David Price and Rick Porcello to form as formidable a threesome as exists in the American League heading into 2017.
Source: ESPN
Feb 25 - 11:34 AM

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