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49 Chris Sale SP
Height/Weight: 6-6/180 | Birthdate: 3/30/1989 | Birthplace: Lakeland, FL | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Chicago | College: None | MLB Experience: 5 | Owned/Started%: 98/88 | Average Draft Position: 25.77
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Chris Sale drops one against the Orioles


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2014) White Sox pitcher Chris Sale turned in a quality start Monday.

Sale allowed three runs on eight hits over six innings. He struck out eight and walked two during the outing. Home runs proved to be a big issue for Sale during the start. A solo shot by J.J. Hardy opened up the scoring in the second inning. Nelson Cruz would add another run in the sixth on a solo homer. Sale gave up his third run in the fifth, after a single and double drove in Nick Markakis. 

With the loss, Sale dropped to 10-3. He’ll take on the Yankees in his next start. 


Chris Sale racks up 12 strikeouts vs. Giants


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) White Sox pitcher Chris Sale was denied a win Tuesday despite giving up four hits and two walks in eight scoreless innings and striking out 12 in his team's 3-2, 10-inning victory over the Giants.

Sale continued his dominance Tuesday, posting 12 strikeouts for the third time in his last seven starts. It was his second time in four starts delivering eight scoreless innings, but the bullpen blew the lead in the ninth. Sale owns a 2.01 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 150:24 K:BB ratio in 130 innings. He's slated to face the Blue Jays Sunday.


White Sox make slight changes to starting rotation


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2014) The White Sox made some tweaks to the starting rotation following Sunday's game against the Mariners, MLB.com reports.

The team scratched Scott Carroll for Wednesday at San Francisco due to a blister in his hand. As a result, the rest of the rotation was pushed up a day. Jose Quintana will start in his place on Wednesday, followed by Hector Noesi Friday against Toronto, John Danks Saturday and Chris Sale on Sunday.


Chris Sale performs well, but takes rare loss Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) White Sox ace Chris Sale pitched well Wednesday afternoon, but not well enough to avoid his first loss since June 12.

Sale surrendered a two-run homer to Adam Rosales in the second inning and his offense was stymied. The lefty finished with two runs allowed on three hits in six innings, but he walked two and struck out nine. He has 13 quality starts in 16 outings this season.

He will try to earn his first win since July 26 when he pitches Tuesday in San Francisco.


Chris Sale fails to factor into the decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2014) White Sox pitcher Chris Sale didn't factor into the decision Friday night at home against the Twins. The right-hander yielded five runs -- four earned on eight hits and one walk while striking out seven over six innings of a 10-8 defeat.

Sale allowed four-plus runs for the first time since June 7. He owns a 2.09 ERA and a 0.90 WHIP over 17 starts (116 innings). Sale will make his next start Wednesday at home against Texas.

Chris Sale strikes out 12 in dominant win Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) White Sox pitcher Chris Sale dominated in a win Saturday, allowing just five hits and two walks in eight scoreless innings and ringing up 12 batters in his team's 7-0 victory over the Twins.

Sale (10-1) matched his season high for strikeouts while pitching eight scoreless innings for the first time since April 6. He's strung together eight straight quality starts, and his 1.88 ERA is an American League best. Sale also owns an elite 122:19 K:BB ratio in 110 innings. He's scheduled to face the Twins again Friday and will be looking for a similar result.


Chris Sale strikes out eight in win vs. Royals Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2014) White Sox pitcher Chris Sale kept rolling Monday, giving up just one earned run on seven hits and one walk in seven innings while striking out eight in his team's 3-1 victory over the Royals.

Sale (9-1) has rattled off seven straight quality starts, giving up just one earned run in each of his three July starts while striking out 26 batters and walking just one. He owns a 2.03 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 110:17 K:BB ratio in 102 innings. Sale will look to keep cruising Saturday against the Twins.


White Sox announce post-break rotation


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/16/2014) The White Sox have announced their post-break rotation for the series against the Astros, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

The club will open with Jose Quintana on Friday. That move had already been announced, and shouldn't come as a surprise. Hector Noesi will pick up Saturday's start, while John Danks is slotted for Sunday.

The team waited to plan out the rotation behind Quintana in order to see whether Chris Sale pitched in the All-Star Game. In order to give him some extra rest, the club will push his first start to next week. 


Chris Sale gives up a run Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/15/2014) White Sox pitcher Chris Sale allowed a run in one inning of work during the All-Star Game. 

Sale performed well at the start of the inning, quickly getting two outs. He then stumbled a bit. After hitting Chase Utley with a pitch, Sale gave up a run-scoring double to Jonathan Lucroy. He composed himself after that at-bat, inducing a silly looking swing from Carlos Gomez for a strikeout to end the inning. The National League was able to tie the game 3-3 against Sale. 


Jose Quintana to start second half for White Sox


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2014) Jose Quintana will get the start Friday as the White Sox open the second half against the Astros, reports CSNChicago.com. After that, it's unclear what the rotation will be.

Manager Robin Ventura said he'll wait to see what Chris Sale does in the All-Star Game before lining up the rest of the rotation, which includes John Danks, Hector Noesi and Scott Carroll. Ventura said he might break up Noesi and Carroll because they have pitched in consecutive starts three straight times.


Chris Sale earns final AL All-Star spot


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) White Sox starter Chris Sale has been named to the American League All-Star team, beating out pitchers Garrett Richards, Rick Porcello, Corey Kluber, Dallas Keuchel for the final spot. Sale is 8-1 with a 2.08 ERA, a 0.84 WHIP and 102:16 K:BB ratio over 14 starts (95 innings).

Chris Sale can't win despite strong performance


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) White Sox starter Chris Sale turned in an excellent performance Wednesday against the Red Sox. 

Sale allowed one run on four hits over 7 2/3 innings. He did not issue any walks, and struck out six during the outing. Sale started to run out of gas in the eighth. After allowing a leadoff double to Brock Holt, Sale gave up a run-scoring single to Dustin Pedroia. He was pulled from the game after throwing 107 pitches.

The White Sox bullpen managed to blow Sale’s lead, which resulted in a no-decision. It’s unclear where he’ll slot into the club’s rotation following the All-Star break.


Chris Sale fans season-high 12 in complete game victory


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2014) White Sox pitcher Chris Sale got back on track and went the distance Friday night against Seattle to pick up his eighth win of the season. The left-hander permitted one run on six hits and no walks while striking out a season-high 12 over nine innings of a 7-1 victory.

Sale notched his first complete game of the season. He has recorded 10-plus strikeouts four times this season. He owns a 2.16 ERA and a 0.87 WHIP over 13 starts (87 1/3 innings). He will make his next start Wednesday against the Red Sox in Boston.

Chris Sale struggles with control during win


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) White Sox pitcher Chris Sale struggled with his control during a 4-2 win over the Blue Jays.

Sale went seven innings, giving up four hits and two earned runs. Sale had a tough time with his command, allowing five walks during the outing. He struck out six hitters. 

While Sale put a fair amount of men on base, he only got beat by Toronto once. Following a two out walk to Colby Rasmus, Sale allowed a two-run shot to Darin Mastroianni. He settled in at that point, giving up just one more hit over the next three innings. 

The win brings Sale to 7-1 on the year. His next start is slated to come against the Mariners.


Chris Sale surrenders two runs in no-decision Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2014) White Sox pitcher Chris Sale wasn't a factor in the decision Monday after giving up two earned runs on a career-high 11 hits and one walk in six innings while striking out three in his team's 6-4 loss to the Orioles.

Sale surrendered a two-run home run in the first inning, but while the Orioles were able to put plenty of hits on the board afterward, including three straight singles to open the fifth inning, they couldn't come away with any more runs. Sale owns a 2.27 ERA and 78:11 K:BB ratio in 71 1/3 innings. He'll try to keep rolling Saturday against the Blue Jays.


Chris Sale struggles late, but still snags win


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2014) White Sox premier left-hander Chris Sale fanned four of the first five batters he faced Wednesday and pitched shutout ball into the fifth inning before losing it, then watched his bullpen nearly blow the game against San Francisco.

All was well that ended well, however, and Sale was credited with his sixth win in seven decisions.

Sale gave up three earned runs on eight hits in six innings with one walk and seven strikeouts as his ERA rose to a still-excellent 2.20. He will try for yet another victory Monday in Baltimore.


Chris Sale outdueled by Max Scherzer, Tigers in dominant outing


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2014) White Sox starter Chris Sale had a dominant outing but was outdueled by Max Scherzer and the Tigers at home on Thursday, dropping his first decision of the year. The left-hander surrendered one run on five hits and no walks while striking out 10 in seven innings of a 4-0 defeat.

Sale has struck out 10 in three of his last six games played. He owns a 1.97 ERA and a 0.67 WHIP in nine starts (59 1/3 innings). He will look to get back in the win column Wednesday at home against San Francisco.

White Sox alter rotation after rainout Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2014) After the team's game against the Tigers was rained out Tuesday, the White Sox have altered their rotation for the remainder of the week, with Tuesday's scheduled starter John Danks pitching Wednesday.

Andre Rienzo will have his scheduled start against the Tigers skipped, and Chris Sale will be on the mound for Thursday's series finale. Jose Quintana, Hector Noesi and Rienzo will face the Royals on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, respectively.


Chris Sale melts down late in no-decision


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2014) White Sox starter Chris Sale was cruising through his start against the Angels Saturday, but was left in a bit to long and fell apart in the seventh inning of a 6-5 loss.

Sale shut the Angels out for seven innings, in what was one of his best starts at that point. Unfortunately, cracks started showing late, as he allowed consecutive singles before closing out the seventh inning.

He went back out for the eighth, but the Angels had already figured him out. He allowed the first five runners to reach base, though one came on error. Unfortunately, that error opened the door to a bases-loaded situation with Mike Trout, who made Sale pay by taking him deep for a game-tying grand slam on Sale's 115th and final pitch.

Sale was still throwing hard late in the game, but was no longer fooling opposing hitters. He was charged with five runs -- four earned -- on seven hits and a walk in seven innings of work. Sale struck out six batters while throwing 80 of 115 pitches for strikes in the no-decision.

Sale's ERA rose to 2.06 in the game, though he remains unbeaten as a result of a no-decision. He will look to put together a more complete effort in his next outing, Thursday against the Tigers. 


Some amazing numbers for Chris Sale


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/2/2014) The single-season record for fewest hits per nine innings for a pitcher with at least 150 innings is 5.3, set by Nolan Ryan in 1972. Right now, Chris Sale is at 3.8.

He's allowed just 19 hits in 45 1/3 innings this season and four (four!) in his last four starts.

Granted, one of those starts was shortened by rain, but still, working backward, that's two hits in nine innings, no hits in three innings, one hit in six innings and one hit in seven innings. And he spent time on the DL with an elbow injury during part of that stretch.

I don't have much to add in terms of Fantasy analysis. I just know we rarely get a chance to talk about players of Sale's caliber and wanted to make sure numbers like those got the attention they deserve. Sale is awesome -- everybody knows that -- but he may be even better than some of us realized.

I can think of only five starting pitchers I'd take over him in Fantasy right now: Clayton Kershaw, Adam Wainwright, Yu Darvish, Max Scherzer and Felix Hernandez.


Chris Sale tosses complete game Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2014) White Sox pitcher Chris Sale tossed a complete game shutout against the Padres Sunday.

Sale ran into trouble in the fifth. He allowed a leadoff solo shot to Chase Headley, and immediately followed that up with a single. Sale worked out of the inning without giving up any other runs. That was all he gave up during the start. Sale faced just one batter over the minimum during the performance. He allowed one run on two hits over nine innings. Sale did not issue a walk and struck out nine. The win brings him to 5-0.

Sale's next start is scheduled to come against the Angels. 


Chris Sale set to pitch Sunday against San Diego


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2014) White Sox ace left-hander Chris Sale has had his next start moved up from Monday against the Dodgers to Sunday against the Padres. He only pitched three innings in his Tuesday outing due to a lengthy rain delay that precluded the possibility of him returning to the mound.

Sale has been downright filthy since returning from a five-week trip to the disabled list. He has given up just one hit and fanned 14 in nine innings over those two starts.

The switch from a road start in Los Angeles to a home start against weak-hitting San Diego is potentially a quite positive development for Sale.


Chris Sale pitches three no-hit innings, exits early due to weather


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) White Sox pitcher Chris Sale pitched three no-hit innings Tuesday before being removed after a lengthy rain delay in his team's 2-1 win over the Indians.

Sale struck out four and walked one while cruising through three innings, but the rain got to him before the Indians could. He owns a 1.73 ERA and 43:8 K:BB ratio in 36 1/3 innings, and he's allowed just one hit in nine scoreless innings since returning from the DL while striking out 14. Sale is slated to face the Dodgers Monday.


Chris Sale dominates in return from DL


by Jeff Borzello | College Basketball Writer
(5/22/2014) White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale shrugged off a trip to the disabled list and got right back to his dominant ways Thursday, in a 3-2 win over the Yankees.

Sale flirted with perfection over six innings of work, as he retired the first 17 batters he faced before allowing a two-out single in the top of the sixth. He struck out the next batter he faced, one of 10 punchouts he had in the game.

Sale was lifted after six innings due to a pitch count, but did a good job putting any concerns about his elbow to rest. He has a 4-0 record and 1.89 ERA heading into his next start, set for Tuesday against the Indians. 


Chris Sale off DL for Thursday start


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2014) What was anticipated is now official: White Sox ace Chris Sale has been activated off the disabled list. He is set to start Thursday night against the Yankees. He has been out since April 17.

Sale had gotten off to a brilliant start with a 3-0 record and 2.30 ERA in four starts before going down.