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Chris Sale
ERA W-L K
0.91 1-1 42
Team: BostonHt / Wt: 6-6 / 178 NFBC ADP: 21.58
Position: SPBorn: 3/30/1989 Birthplace: Lakeland, Florida
Bats/Throws: L/L Draft: 1st Round by White Sox (2010)


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Apr. 20 2:31 PM PT3:31 PM MT4:31 PM CT5:31 PM ET17:31 ET21:31 GMT5:31 2:31 PM MST4:31 PM EST5:01 PM VEN1:31 UAE (+1)4:31 PM CT-Sale struck out 13 while yielding just four hits and a walk over eight scoreless and dominant innings Thursday in Toronto, though he left without a victory after the Blue Jays tied the game off Craig Kimbrel in the ninth.
Analysis: That's been the story of the season for Sale, who's been as good as advertised but owns just one win through his first four starts with a Red Sox team that's scored a paltry four runs with him on the mound. The former White Sox ace has now notched three straight double-digit strikeout efforts and takes a spectacular 0.91 ERA into Wednesday's matchup with the Yankees.
Apr. 15 4:40 PM PT5:40 PM MT6:40 PM CT7:40 PM ET19:40 ET23:40 GMT7:40 4:40 PM MST6:40 PM EST7:10 PM VEN3:40 UAE (+1)6:40 PM CT-Sale was dominant with 12 strikeouts over seven innings for his first victory with Boston, allowing one run and three hits with three walks in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Rays.
Analysis: Sale easily could have won all three of his starts, but the Red Sox have given him just three runs of support. He has 29 strikeouts in 21 2/3 innings, allowing three runs and 11 hits. Sale is next scheduled to start Thursday in Toronto, a place where he has a 1.80 ERA in four games.
Apr. 10 4:04 PM PT5:04 PM MT6:04 PM CT7:04 PM ET19:04 ET23:04 GMT7:04 4:04 PM MST6:04 PM EST6:34 PM VEN3:04 UAE (+1)6:04 PM CT-Sale struck out 10 and allowed two runs over 7 2/3 innings, but took the loss as the Red Sox fell 2-1 to the Tigers on Monday.
Analysis: With 14 2/3 innings, two runs allowed and 17 strikeouts, Sale has been brilliant so far without a win to show for it.
Apr. 6 9:09 PM PT10:09 PM MT11:09 PM CT12:09 AM ET0:09 ET4:09 GMT12:09 9:09 PM MST11:09 PM EST11:39 PM VEN8:09 UAE11:09 PM CT-Sale allowed three hits, walked one and struck out seven over seven scoreless innings in Wednesday's 12-inning win over the Pirates.
Analysis: Sale, Boston's big offseason addition when he was acquired from the Chicago White Sox for a package of minor leaguers that included No. 1 prospect Yoan Moncada, received a standing ovation on his walk back to the dugout after the top of the seventh. His next start is scheduled for Monday in Detroit, and Sale went 1-2 with a 3.13 ERA with a 1.15 WHIP to go with 33 strikeouts in 37 1/3 innings in five starts against the Tigers last season.
Mar. 6 2:31 PM PT3:31 PM MT4:31 PM CT5:31 PM ET17:31 ET22:31 GMT6:31 3:31 PM MST5:31 PM EST6:01 PM VEN2:31 UAE (+1)4:31 PM CT-Sale gave himself mixed reviews after his first spring training performance for the Boston Red Sox, an outing that ended a little earlier than originally planned.
Analysis: Boston manager John Farrell had Sale set to go three innings Monday against Houston. But after 37 pitches in two innings, Farrell decided the debut was over.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2010 CWS 2 1 4 - 4 21 0 0 23.1 15 5 5 2 10 0 32 1.07 1.93
2011 CWS 2 2 8 - 10 58 0 0 71.0 52 22 22 6 27 3 79 1.11 2.79
2012 CWS 17 8 0 - 1 30 29 1 192.0 167 66 65 19 51 5 192 1.14 3.05
2013 CWS 11 14 0 - 0 30 30 4 214.1 184 81 73 23 46 2 226 1.07 3.07
2014 CWS 12 4 0 - 0 26 26 2 174.0 129 48 42 13 39 2 208 0.97 2.17
2015 CWS 13 11 0 - 0 31 31 1 208.2 185 88 79 23 42 0 274 1.09 3.41
2016 CWS 17 10 0 - 0 32 32 6 226.2 190 88 84 27 45 2 233 1.04 3.34
2017 Bos 1 1 0 - 0 4 4 0 29.2 15 3 3 1 6 0 42 0.71 0.91
Career 75 51 12 - 15 232 152 14 1139.2 937 401 373 114 266 14 1286 1.06 2.95

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2012 CWS 30 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2014 CWS 26 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2015 CWS 31 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .111 .111 .111
2016 CWS 32 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .167 .167 .167
Career 232 20 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 .100 .100 .100


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 193 98 89 94.4 45.41
Slider 130 84 74 79.1 30.59
Changeup 102 90 82 86.3 24

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