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Sale finishes 2nd in AL Cy Young voting

Red Sox ace Chris Sale finished second to Indians right-hander Corey Kluber in the race for the American League Cy Young Award, it was announced Wednesday. This was the fifth straight year Sale finished in the top five and the first time he finished as high as second place. Sale went 17-8 with a 2.90 ERA in 2017. …read more

Sale has compelling case for AL Cy Young

Once again, Chris Sale is knocking on the door for the American League Cy Young Award. This time, the lanky lefty hopes to bring home the trophy for the first time after finishing in the top five the last four years. Sale’s first season with the Red Sox was electric and Cy Young-caliber, but he faces a formidable opponent in Indians right-hander Corey Kluber, who is viewed by some as the favorite. …read more

Sox drop Game 1 as Sale struggles from start

The deepest lineup in baseball showed off its thunder up and down the order Thursday afternoon at Minute Maid Park, making Chris Sale’s postseason debut one to forget. With second baseman Jose Altuve leading the way with a curtain-call-inducing three-homer performance, the Astros rocked Sale and the Red Sox and slugged their way to an 8-2 win in Game 1 of the American League Division Series presented by Doosan. …read more

After Sale, Sox's ALDS rotation in flux

A day after clinching the American League East, Red Sox manager John Farrell was still mulling over his rotation plans for the upcoming American League Division Series presented by Doosan against the Astros. The only thing that is official for now is that ace Chris Sale will start Game 1 on Thursday at Minute Maid Park. …read more

Sale on rare slump: 'Don't worry about me'

It turns out Chris Sale isn’t slump-proof in what has mostly been a magnificent first season for the Red Sox. The lefty ace had a chance to pin the Yankees in a 5 1/2-game deficit in the American League East on Sunday night, but he instead suffered his third defeat in his last four starts as Boston took a 9-2 loss in the last of 19 rivalry meetings this season. …read more

Kluber's surge keeping race with Sale close

Awards races are ultimately endurance races. Though there are rare cases in which a player misses a ton of time late in the year but is able to ride his prior accomplishments to hardware, last impressions are often lasting impressions. This is why this year’s American League Cy Young Award race has evolved from a Chris Sale sweep to a downright dead heat with Corey Kluber. …read more

Sale wants another shot at Tribe in October

Red Sox ace Chris Sale didn’t go so far as to call the Indians his daddy, as Pedro Martinez infamously referred to the Yankees back in 2004. But the lefty fully admitted the depth of his recent woes against the Tribe after Thursday’s 13-6 loss, and he realizes it’s on him to change this trend with the postseason looming. …read more

'2-Bags' has big night, but Sale hit hard in loss

The Tribe’s injury-riddled lineup broke out in a big way in Thursday’s series finale against Chris Sale. Cleveland scored seven runs in three innings against Boston’s ace en route to 13-6 victory at Progressive Field, forcing a split of a four-game set between a pair of American League division leaders. …read more

Sale aims to continue dominance vs. Yanks

True to form, Chris Sale has dominated the Yankees each of the three times that he has faced them this season, yet those efforts have yet to be rewarded with a victory. He will try again on Saturday at Fenway Park as the Red Sox host their closest American League East challengers in the second game of a three-game series. CC Sabathia will be activated from the disabled list to start for the Yanks. …read more

Rookies send Sox to series win in Bronx

The Yankees had their hands full with Chris Sale for seven innings, then were done in by a pair of prized Red Sox rookies in the final two. Rafael Devers cracked a dramatic game-tying home run in the ninth, and Andrew Benintendi delivered the go-ahead knock in the 10th, lifting Boston to a 3-2 victory on Sunday evening at Yankee Stadium. …read more

Sale out to extend Sox's winning streak to 7

Winners of six straight, the American East-leading Red Sox make their first appearance at Tropicana Field of the second half Tuesday, a few weeks after the Rays took three out of four there to head into the All-Star break. Boston ace lefty Chris Sale opposes Tampa Bay rookie righty Austin Pruitt in the two-game series opener. …read more