Originally written August 12, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
CHICAGO - Lanky left-hander Chris Sale continued his quest toward his first 20-win season, striking out 11 and scattered six hits as the Chicago White Sox topped the visiting Oakland A's 7-3 on Sunday. In his third outing of 10 or more strikeouts this season, Sale (14-3) once again was nothing short of outstanding, giving up just two solo home runs while not allowing a walk to the A's (61-53). The White Sox, meanwhile, remained in first place in the American League Central, improving to 62-51. Sale gave up just three hits while striking out nine batters in the first five innings, while protecting a close 1-0 lead. In the first, Josh Reddick struck out swinging, but was able to reach base when Sale was charged with a wild pitch. But the next batter, Yoenis Cespedes, struck out swinging to end the inning. In the third, Cliff Pennington led off with a single, only to be subsequently erased when he was tagged out in a rundown after leading off first base too far. In ...
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