Thursday, June 6, 2019

Chris Sale Delivers A Complete Game Gem, Red Sox Dominate Royals, 8-0

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In case anyone questioned Chris Sale's standing as one of the game's great pitchers, Wednesday night's performance should put those questions to rest. The lanky lefty hurled a complete game shutout—giving up just three hits, walking none and striking out twelve. It was as dominant a performance as we've seen in 2019. Boston's bats—for once—gave Sale some serious run support in the eventual 8-0 win. Andrew Benintendi (3-4, R), Rafael Devers (2-5, HR, 3 R, 3 RBIs); and Brock Holt (3-5, 2 R, RBI) led the Red Sox offense in the rout. The victory allowed Boston to pull within 6.5 games of The Bronx Embalmers who lost again in America Lite.