Friday, August 9, 2019

Chris Sale Fires Brilliant 13-Strikeout, 2-Hit Gem, Red Sox Defeat Halos, 3-0

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He's back. The Red Sox ace, Chris Sale, made a few tweaks and absolutely shut down the Angels in a superb 13-strikeout, 2-hit performance last night at Fenway. The lanky lefty needed just 99 pitches over eight shutout innings to record his 6th victory of the year in the eventual 3-0 win. All the offense Sale needed came from two swings—a two-run shot by Sam Travis and and solo blast by Sandy Leon. All the rest was Sale—who amped up his fastball to the 97-98 range most of the night. Sale now has 200+ strikeouts for a seventh straight season. The win moved the Red Sox to within 5.5 games of the second Wild Card spot in the American League.