Chris Sale has had a forgettable year when pitching against the Cleveland Indians.
Sale was knocked around for six runs and nine hits over 5 2/3 innings during a rain-delayed 7-1 loss for the Chicago White Sox on Sunday, dropping to 0-4 with an 8.61 ERA against Cleveland.
''They roll out of a lot of righties,'' Sale said. ''When someone has your number, they have your number, much like Victor Martinez. There's not much you can do when someone is on to you and kind of has your number. You just have to try to fight through that and battle through it.''
Sale (11-13) allowed three homers and dropped to 6-11 following a 5-2 start. He said the 4-hour, 23-minute delay before the first inning should have helped him.
''A little bit more time to prepare, a little bit more time to get ready,'' he said. ''It just didn't work out in my favor.''
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