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Chris Sale | Starting Pitcher

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/30/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 180
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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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). Aug 26 - 11:41 PM

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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.
Aug 22 - 1:37 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.
Aug 16 - 5:04 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.
Aug 10 - 11:14 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.
Aug 5 - 12:03 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.
Jul 30 - 11:17 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.
Jul 25 - 10:10 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.
Jul 19 - 5:06 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.
Jul 11 - 7:44 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.
Jul 6 - 10:12 PM

Chris Sale was among the American League pitchers selected to next week's All-Star Game.

And he's one of the candidates to start the game in Cincinnati. Other starters joining Sale on the AL club will be Chris Archer, Sonny Gray, Felix Hernandez, Dallas Keuchel and David Price. The AL relievers will be Dellin Betances, Brad Boxberger, Zach Britton, Wade Davis, Kelvin Herrera, Darren O'Day and Glen Perkins.
Jul 6 - 7:38 PM

White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Chris Sale could have his next scheduled start pushed back from Sunday to Monday.

In that scenario, Carlos Rodon would start in Sale's place Sunday. The idea would just to give Sale an extra day of rest, not to nurse any sort of injury. Sale has been terrific this season, going 6-4 with a 2.87 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 141/22 K/BB ratio through 15 starts.
Jul 1 - 8:48 PM

Chris Sale struck out 12 batters over eight innings Tuesday, allowing one run in a no-decision against the Cardinals.

Stop us if you've heard this one before, but Sale deserved better for his effort. The start was the third this season in which he's gone eight innings allowing one or zero runs without getting the victory. Sale gave up six hits and a walk in the contest, with a Randal Grichuk home run doing the only damage. The southpaw remains 6-4 with a 2.87 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 141/22 K/BB ratio through 15 starts. He'll hope for a better result Monday against the Blue Jays.
Jun 30 - 11:52 PM

Chris Sale took a loss Wednesday after allowing six runs -- five earned -- over 6 2/3 innings versus the Twins.

Sale looked sharp until the bottom of the fourth inning, when the Twins offense exploded for three runs on three doubles, a walk, and a sacrifice fly. Sale was then charged with another three runs in the bottom of the seventh. He struck out 10 and walked just one, but Minnesota rattled off eight hits against him, including four doubles. Sale will look to bounce back next week in St. Louis.
Jun 24 - 3:36 PM

Chris Sale was handed a no-decision Friday despite striking out 14 batters over eight scoreless innings.

That's some brutal luck. Sale retired the first 17 batters he faced while his 14 strikeouts matched a season high. He gave up just two hits in all and didn't walk a batter. The southpaw left in position for the win after throwing 114 pitches, but David Robertson gave up the lead in the ninth. Sale now has double-digit strikeouts in six straight starts. This includes 12 or more in five straight, joining Randy Johnson (1998) and Pedro Martinez (1999) as the only other pitchers to do it. He has a 2.74 ERA with a 119/20 K/BB ratio over 88 2/3 innings on the year.
Jun 19 - 11:53 PM

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2Geovany Soto
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2B1Carlos Sanchez
SS1Alexei Ramirez
3B1Tyler Saladino
2Gordon Beckham
LF1Melky Cabrera
2J.B. Shuck
3Trayce Thompson
CF1Adam Eaton
RF1Avisail Garcia
DH1Adam LaRoche
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3Jose Quintana
4John Danks
5Carlos Rodon
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R1David Robertson
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3Jake Petricka
4Zach Duke
5Dan Jennings
6Daniel Webb
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