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Chris Sale | Starting Pitcher | #49

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (27) / 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 limited the Blue Jays to two runs over eight innings Sunday in a 5-2 victory for the White Sox.
Sale had a stretch of mediocrity between late May and mid-June, but he's back to his top-tier ways now. The ace left-hander held a dangerous Red Sox offense to one run on four hits over seven innings Tuesday and he mostly shut down the Jays on Sunday, scattering five hits and two walks across eight frames. The only runs he gave up came on solo shots by Troy Tulowitzki and Junior Lake in the top of the eighth. Jun 26 - 4:55 PM

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Chris Sale earned his major league-leading 12th victory on Tuesday, limiting the Red Sox to one run on four hits over seven strong innings.

The hard-throwing southpaw punched out nine batters on the night while issuing only one free pass. The only run he allowed came on a sacrifice fly by Mookie Betts in the third inning. Sale has been outstanding this season, compiling a 12-2 record, 2.83 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 102/21 K/BB ratio across 105 innings. He'll look to extend his dominance when he takes on the Blue Jays at home on Sunday.
Jun 21 - 10:42 PM

Chris Sale picked up his 11th win after yielding three runs in seven innings Wednesday against the Tigers.

Sale has a 6.08 ERA in his last five starts, but this was a solid effort tonight. He struck out seven and walked one in the 119-pitch outing. He's the first starter to reach 11 victories this year. No other American Leaguer has gotten to 10.
Jun 16 - 12:17 AM

Chris Sale reached double digits in wins while giving up double digit hits, yielding five runs on 11 knocks (including three bombs) and one walk but did manage eight strikeouts in six frames in the White Sox' 7-5 victory over the Royals in Chicago.

Sale's 2.87 ERA is still stellar after absorbing the five run blow. Now with 10 wins and two losses, Sale is well on his way to eclipsing his 13 wins from a year ago. The eight whiffs were nice to see. They helped to counteract Sale's sliding strikeout rate, which is down to 8.51 K/9 from his 11.82 last year. Sale has also lost 2 miles per hour off his fastball since last year.
Jun 11 - 1:57 AM

Chris Sale surrendered four earned runs over 6 1/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Tigers.

It's been nearly three weeks since Sale earned his ninth win. He fell to 9-2 on Saturday after yielding a season-high nine hits while also walking two. The ace left-hander will look to get back on the right track in his next outing at home against the Royals.
Jun 4 - 7:34 PM

Chris Sale was his typical ace-like self in earning a no-decision against the Royals on Sunday, striking out seven and allowing two runs over seven innings.

Sale got his hiccups (as they were) out of the way early, with both runs on his line scoring in the first inning via an RBI double by Lorenzo Cain and an RBI single by Eric Hosmer. And that was all she wrote. With the no-decision under his belt, Sale will carry a sterling 2.29 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 76/16 K/BB ratio (78 2/3 innings) into a road showdown with the Tigers next time he toes the rubber. He will be looking to pick up win No. 10 in that one.
May 29 - 6:16 PM

Chris Sale will start on Sunday against the Royals.

The White Sox had initially planned to push Sale back to Monday following Thursday's rainout, but manager Robin Ventura changed his mind. Mat Latos will be pushed back from Sunday to Tuesday and Jose Quintana will stay on turn Monday.
May 27 - 5:26 PM

Chris Sale took his first loss of the season in decisive fashion Tuesday, allowing six runs on seven hits over 3 1/3 innings against the Indians.

We knew Sale had to lose eventually, even if it seemed like he never would. Still, it was surprising to see him get lit up after he'd so thoroughly dominated through most of the season's first two months. Even on a night when he didn't have it -- he walked four after walking just 14 in his first nine starts -- Sale still managed to strike out seven. The southpaw is now 9-1 with a 2.26 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 69/14 K/BB ratio in 71 2/3 innings. He'll look to bounce back Sunday at the Royals.
May 24 - 11:09 PM

Chris Sale on Thursday pitched his second consecutive complete game, holding the Astros to one run on four hits in a 2-1 victory.

Sale struck out nine without walking a batter, registering his 11th career complete game and his second in as many starts. The southpaw has now made nine starts and still has yet to do anything besides win, as he's now 9-0 with a 1.58 ERA, 0.72 WHIP and 62/10 K/BB ratio. The Indians are the next unlucky team tasked with trying to snap his winning streak when the teams meet early next week.
May 19 - 11:01 PM

Chris Sale improved to 8-0 after allowing one run in a complete game victory over the Yankees on Friday night.

It was his 10th career complete game. The only damage was a solo homer by Chase Headley in the second inning. Otherwise, Sale was in complete control, allowing six hits in all while walking none and striking out six. He retired 15 batters in a row at one point and needed just 99 pitches to go the distance. The southpaw has a 1.67 ERA and 53/10 K/BB ratio over 59 1/3 innings and will try to stay undefeated when he takes on the Astros at home next week.
May 13 - 11:00 PM

Chris Sale struck out nine while allowing two runs over seven innings in Saturday's win over the Twins.

Sale was shaky early, walking in a run and plating another by hitting a batter with the bases loaded. He settled down after the first, though, allowing just one hit over the next six innings. Sale has now won each of his first seven starts, posting a 1.79 ERA, 0.77 WHIP and 47/10 K/BB ratio over 50 1/3 innings. The Yankees are the next unfortunate victims in Sale's path, as the two will meet Friday in the Bronx.
May 7 - 10:41 PM

Chris Sale lacked his usual pinpoint control in Sunday's 7-1 win over the Orioles, walking four while allowing one run over 5 1/3 innings.

Sale limited the damage on the scoreboard, but the four walks were wildly out of character for him. In his previous five starts combined (38 innings), he had handed out just five free passes. On the non-walk side of the equation, the ace southpaw scattered five hits while striking out six. Even a shaky Chris Sale start is not without its rewards. For the season, he holds a 1.66 ERA, 0.81 WHIP and 38/9 K/BB ratio. After surrendering six runs over his first two starts, he has yielded just three (two earned) over his last four outings. A home showdown with the Twins shows next on his schedule.
May 1 - 4:56 PM

Chris Sale held the Blue Jays in check Tuesday, striking out six while tossing eight frames of one-run ball in a 10-1 win.

The six punchouts are low for Sale, but it's hard to complain given that he limited the powerful Blue Jays offense to just one run across eight innings. He yielded four hits and walked a couple on the night, finishing with an even 100 pitches. Sale had an ugly 5.32 ERA last April, but he'll finish this April with a 1.66 mark and a 5-0 record. He'll face the Orioles on Sunday.
Apr 26 - 10:02 PM

Chris Sale's next scheduled start has been pushed back from Monday to Tuesday against the Blue Jays.

The White Sox are just buying Sale an extra day of rest. They have yet to name a replacement starter for Monday, but Miguel Gonzalez and Erik Johnson would seem to be the likely candidates.
Apr 24 - 11:36 AM

Chris Sale dominated the Angels in Wednesday's 2-1 win, hurling seven-plus innings of two-hit, one-run ball.

Sale only struck out three, but it was a fantastic start any other way you slice it. He did not walk a batter on the afternoon. The southpaw ace actually had a shutout working when he trotted out to start the eighth inning, but after hitting Kole Calhoun to open the frame, Sale was lifted for Nate Jones. Calhoun would eventually come around to score to put the lone blemish on Sale's line. Through four starts, he holds a 3-1 record with a 1.80 ERA, 0.67 WHIP and 26/3 K/BB ratio across 31 innings. Up next on the docket, a scheduled road start against the Blue Jays.
Apr 20 - 5:21 PM

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RF1Adam Eaton
DH1Avisail Garcia
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S1Chris Sale
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