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Chris Sale
ERA W-L K
2.26 9-1 69
Team: Chi White SoxHt / Wt: 6-6 / 180 NFBC ADP: 24.28
Position: SPBorn: 3/30/1989 Birthplace: Lakeland, Florida
Bats/Throws: L/L Draft: 1st Round by White Sox (2010)


Latest News
May 25 1:20 PM PT2:20 PM MT3:20 PM CT4:20 PM ET16:20 ET20:20 GMT4:20 1:20 PM MST3:20 PM EST3:50 PM VEN0:20 UAE (+1)3:20 PM CT-Sale's bid for a perfect season ended Tuesday.
Analysis: Sale was pounded by the Tribe for six runs as he dropped to 9-1.
May 20 1:55 PM PT2:55 PM MT3:55 PM CT4:55 PM ET16:55 ET20:55 GMT4:55 1:55 PM MST3:55 PM EST4:25 PM VEN0:55 UAE (+1)3:55 PM CT-Sale went the distance on a masterful four-hitter Thursday night, becoming the first major leaguer since 2008 to win his first nine starts. He struck out nine.
Analysis: Sale joined the New York Giants' Sal Maglie (1952) as the only pitchers to win their first nine starts with sub-2.00 ERAs in major league history. His 1.58 ERA ranks second to teammate Jose Quintana (1.54) in the American League.
May 14 11:10 AM PT12:10 PM MT1:10 PM CT2:10 PM ET14:10 ET18:10 GMT2:10 11:10 AM MST1:10 PM EST1:40 PM VEN22:10 UAE1:10 PM CT-Sale became the majors' first eight-game winner this season following Friday's complete game against the Yankees.
Analysis: The Chicago ace scattered six hits without a walk in the 7-1 win, lowering his ERA to 1.67. Sale has been utterly dominant for the AL Central-leading White Sox, winning all eight of his starts and limiting hitters to a .167 average.
May 8 11:46 AM PT12:46 PM MT1:46 PM CT2:46 PM ET14:46 ET18:46 GMT2:46 11:46 AM MST1:46 PM EST2:16 PM VEN22:46 UAE1:46 PM CT-Sale became the first seven-game winner in the majors with a 7-2 victory over Minnesota on Saturday night.
Analysis: After a two-run, 36-pitch first inning, Sale (7-0, 1.79 ERA) settled down to retire 19 of the next 20 batters. In seven innings, the left-hander allowed three hits and a walk. He struck out nine, five on a called strike three.
May 2 3:06 PM PT4:06 PM MT5:06 PM CT6:06 PM ET18:06 ET22:06 GMT6:06 3:06 PM MST5:06 PM EST5:36 PM VEN2:06 UAE (+1)5:06 PM CT-Sale labored through 5 1/3 innings Sunday, but still became the season's first six-game winner in Chicago's victory at Baltimore.
Analysis: The ace lefty struck out six and allowed just one run but threw 112 pitches in his shortest outing of the season. Sale has still been spectacular of late, producing a 0.61 ERA and holding hitters to a .131 average over his past four starts.
Apr. 27 8:33 AM PT9:33 AM MT10:33 AM CT11:33 AM ET11:33 ET15:33 GMT23:33 8:33 AM MST10:33 AM EST11:03 AM VEN19:33 UAE10:33 AM CT-Sale threw eight dominant innings Tuesday in Toronto to become the majors' first five-game winner this season.
Analysis: The Chicago ace struck out six and yielded a run on four hits to lower his ERA to 1.66 through five starts. Sale has allowed just one earned run in 24 innings over his last three outings.
Apr. 21 12:29 PM PT1:29 PM MT2:29 PM CT3:29 PM ET15:29 ET19:29 GMT3:29 12:29 PM MST2:29 PM EST2:59 PM VEN23:29 UAE2:29 PM CT-Sale became the major leagues' first four-game winner, allowing two hits in seven innings to lead the Chicago White Sox over the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 Wednesday.
Analysis: Sale (4-0) allowed a pair of singles by Mike Trout and an unearned run. He left after hitting Kole Calhoun with a pitch leading off the eighth. Two years ago, Sale won his first five decisions, though he'd never won his first four starts.
Apr. 16 1:49 PM PT2:49 PM MT3:49 PM CT4:49 PM ET16:49 ET20:49 GMT4:49 1:49 PM MST3:49 PM EST4:19 PM VEN0:49 UAE (+1)3:49 PM CT-Sale tossed a two-hitter, Melky Cabrera singled in Jimmy Rollins and the Chicago White Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 1-0 on Friday night.
Analysis: Sale (3-0), from nearby Lakeland, struck out nine for his best start to a season since going 5-0 in 2014. He retired 16 straight between singles by Desmond Jennings in the second and Steve Pearce in the seventh. It was Sale's second career shutout. The left-hander tossed a one-hitter in a 3-0 victory against the Los Angeles Angels on May 12, 2013.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2010 CWS 2 1 4 - 4 21 0 0 23.1 15 5 5 2 10 0 32 1.07 1.93
2011 CWS 2 2 8 - 10 58 0 0 71.0 52 22 22 6 27 3 79 1.11 2.79
2012 CWS 17 8 0 - 1 30 29 1 192.0 167 66 65 19 51 5 192 1.14 3.05
2013 CWS 11 14 0 - 0 30 30 4 214.1 184 81 73 23 46 2 226 1.07 3.07
2014 CWS 12 4 0 - 0 26 26 2 174.0 129 48 42 13 39 2 208 0.97 2.17
2015 CWS 13 11 0 - 0 31 31 1 208.2 185 88 79 23 42 0 274 1.09 3.41
2016 CWS 9 1 0 - 0 10 10 3 71.2 46 19 18 6 14 0 69 0.84 2.26
Career 66 41 12 - 15 206 126 11 955.0 778 329 304 92 229 12 1080 1.05 2.86

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2012 CWS 30 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2014 CWS 26 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2015 CWS 31 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .111 .111 .111
Career 206 14 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 .071 .071 .071


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 646 98 85 92.5 61.41
Slider 251 83 73 78 23.86
Changeup 155 90 80 85.7 14.73

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