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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

Porcello tabbed as Boston battles White Sox

A lot has changed since Dec. 6, 2016 — the day the White Sox shipped Chris Sale to the Red Sox in exchange for a package highlighted by top prospect Yoan Moncada and No. 12 prospect Michael Kopech, according to MLBPipeline.com. The two teams will square off for the second series since the deal when they start a four-game set at Fenway Park on Thursday, when Chicago right-hander Miguel Gonzalez takes Boston’s Rick Porcello. …read more

Red Sox Sale away with trip-ending shutout

Chris Sale proved to be the perfect solution to a four-game Red Sox losing streak Wednesday, as the lefty ace fired seven scoreless innings in a 4-0 victory over the Mariners to claim the three-game series finale. The Red Sox completed a 2-4 road trip to Anaheim and Seattle, during which Sale won the first and last games, with Wednesday’s victory preserving Boston’s one-game lead over the Yankees in the American League East at 56-47. …read more