The AL Central-leading Chicago White Sox wasted a brilliant pitching performance from Chris Sale in his last start, unable to muster any offense against a former Cy Young Award winner.
It would seem the budding star could be poised for another gem in going up against a light-hitting Minnesota Twins team, and facing the struggling Nick Blackburn in Wednesday's finale also seems to bode well for the White Sox lineup.
In his first season in Chicago's rotation, Sale (8-2, 2.24 ERA) is already being mentioned as a possible starter for the AL All-Star team. He leads the league in ERA, and he has yielded two runs or fewer in six of his last seven starts.
The left-hander and Milwaukee's Zack Greinke were matched in a pitchers' duel Friday at U.S. Cellular Field, in a game the White Sox (39-35) lost 1-0 in 10 innings. Pitching on six days' rest, Sale went eight, allowing four hits and a walk while striking out seven, leaving a good impression on Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke.
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