27 Facts About Chris Sale

1. Chris Sale has finished in the top five in the AL Cy Young voting the past.

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2. Chris Sale was the Opening Day starting pitcher for the 2018 Red Sox.

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3. In his second start after the All-Star break, Chris Sale joined Johnson, Martinez and Nolan Ryan as the only four pitchers to have struck out 200 batters in their first 20 starts of a season.

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4. Chris Sale pitched two scoreless innings in the game, striking out two batters.

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5. With the 2017 Red Sox, Chris Sale began the season by striking out 10 or more batters in eight consecutive starts, tying the major league record he already shared with Pedro Martinez.

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6. In the All Star Game, Chris Sale pitched one inning and gave up a home run to Chicago Cub Kris Bryant.

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7. Chris Sale began the 2016 season winning each of his first 9 starts.

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8. Chris Sale started the 2015 year on the disabled list due to a foot injury.

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9. Chris Sale ended up finishing in fifth place in Cy Young votes for 2013.

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10. Chris Sale came on to pitch for the 2nd and 3rd innings, allowing no hits, no runs, no walks and striking out two NL hitters.

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11. Chris Sale finished the game with 7 strikeouts and no walks, allowing Trout as the only base runner.

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12. Chris Sale made the transition to a starting pitcher for the 2012 season.

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13. Chris Sale was called up to the majors for the first time on August 4, 2010, and made his MLB debut August 6, against the Baltimore Orioles in the eighth inning.

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14. Chris Sale was then promoted to the White Sox' triple-A affiliate Charlotte Knights.

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15. Chris Sale gave up three hits and one earned run while walking two and striking out four during his tenure with the Dash.

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16. Chris Sale pitched in four games for the Dash with a 2.25 ERA in four innings.

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17. Chris Sale was drafted by the White Sox with the 13th overall selection in the first round of the 2010 MLB Draft.

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18. Chris Sale pitched 103 innings while recording 146 strikeouts and 14 walks.

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19. Chris Sale will not start Game 5 of the World Series against the Dodgers on Sunday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

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20. Chris Sale will earn $15 million in the final season of the five-year contract he signed with the White Sox in 2013.

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21. Chris Sale was released from the hospital on Monday and will join his Boston Red Sox teammates in Houston on Tuesday, but there are still questions about whether or not he will be healthy enough to make his scheduled start in Game 5 of the ALCS.

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22. Chris Sale gets Red Sox revved up with mid-game rant.

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23. Chris Sale will earn $15 million in his third year with the defending World Series champions.

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24. Chris Sale will call Boston home for at least one more season.

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25. Chris Sale will earn $15 million in the final season of the five-year contract he signed with the Chicago White Sox before the 2013 season.

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26. Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale throws against the Houston Astros during the first inning in Game 1 of a baseball American League Championship Series on Saturday, Oct 13, 2018, in Boston.

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27. Chris Sale will return to chase another World Series ring with the Boston Red Sox in 2019, as the team picked up his $15 million contract option Tuesday.

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