Thursday, July 27, 2017

'Stopper' Sale Blanks Mariners, Sox Off Schinde, 4-0

Devers (AP Photo)
Just hand this guy the Cy Young Award now. Chris Sale delivered another masterful performance on Wednesday afternoon—going seven innings, yielding just three hits and no runs in a 4-0 blanking of Seattle. The lanky lefty struck out 11, lowering his ERA to 2.37 and gaining his 13th win on the season. The victory snapped Boston's four-game losing streak—keeping The Carmine Hose alone in first place. The hitting leaders were: rookie Rafael Devers (who ripped a HR for his first MLB hit), Sandy Leon (his 6th HR, 2 RBIs), Dustin Pedroia (2-4) and Jackie Bradley, Jr. (2-4). Craig Kimbrel nailed down his 25th save in the win.