Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 7/4/12
Tuesday's start against the Texas Rangers was the last start for Chicago White Sox left-hander Chris Sale before the All-Star break, and the lefty made sure it was memorable. Sale went 7 1/3 innings, allowing just one run on five hits while fanning four in the White Sox's 19-2 win. He lowered his season ERA to 2.19, making the case for Texas manager Ron Washington, who is the American League All-Star manager, that Sale should be the starter in the Mid-Summer Classic. As far as why Tuesday was Sale's last start, despite the schedule allowing him to start Sunday against Toronto, the Sox have been looking for ways to get his innings down, as well as the fact that they would like to see Sale pitch in the All-Star Game. General manager Ken Williams said that the staff had been talking the last few days, and a consensus was reached that enough was enough for Sale in the first half. "Well, whether I want to see him or not (in the All-Star Game), it's going to happen," Williams said...
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