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Under Cora, Sox head to camp with title hopes

With two elite power pitchers (Chris Sale, Craig Kimbrel) smack in the middle of their primes and a talented young core of position players (Mookie Betts, Xander Bogaerts, Jackie Bradley Jr., Andrew Benintendi) in place for the next few years, the Red Sox would like to maximize their window of opportunity and bring another World Series to Boston while this group is still together. …read more

Sale prepping to be force down the stretch

The competitive fire within Chris Sale makes him never want to dial back his intensity, even when it comes to offseason and in-season preparation. However, the lefty has come to the realization that in order for him to be at his best when the Red Sox need him most — in September and October — he needs to tweak the way he ramps up. …read more

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