Now that Chris Sale no longer has the burden of trying to help end a season-high road slide for the Chicago White Sox, he can focus on continuing his recent dominance on the mound.
The All-Star left-hander looks to win a season-high third straight start Saturday night against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field.
Sale (8-11, 2.73 ERA) was mired in an 11-start stretch where he went 1-9 with a 3.23 ERA and received an average 1.96 runs of support before allowing three runs in 16 13 innings to win the last two.
He recorded his fourth complete game of the season Monday when he gave up nine hits but two runs in a 6-2 win over Detroit.
"He's in his own world," Detroit's Torii Hunter said. "He's definitely the best lefty in the game."
The White Sox (47-74) have scored five or more runs five times in the 22 starts by Sale, whose 2.73 run-support average is the lowest in the majors.
"Obviously, we wish we could give (Sale) a better record right now," teammate Gordon Beckham said. "His n...