Chris Sale SP CWS 1 Month

Chris Sale lost his first game of the season, allowing one run over seven innings in Thursday's loss to the Tigers.

On a different night, Sale would have had the win, but he had the misfortune of matching up against Max Scherzer at his best. The lefty allowed five hits, didn't issue a walk, and struck out 10 with the effort. Sale has been lights out over nine starts, posting a 1.97 ERA with a 0.67 WHIP and a 68/9 K/BB ratio in 59 1/3 innings. He'll face the Giants at home in his next start.

Chris Sale SP CWS 2 Months

After pitching seven scoreless innings, Chris Sale gave up five runs -- four earned -- in the eighth Saturday in a no-decision against the Angels.

It's not very often a starter is allowed to give up five runs in the eighth, but manager Robin Ventura stuck with him even after three hits and an error to start the inning. That brought up Mike Trout with the bases loaded, and Trout turned the game into a 5-5 tie with a grand slam. Sale was lifted immediately afterwards. His ERA jumped from 1.38 to 2.06 during the sequence.

Chris Sale SP CWS 2 Months

Chris Sale was excellent on Sunday in the White Sox's 4-1 win over San Diego, limiting the Padres to one run on two hits (no walks) in the complete-game masterpiece.

Sale, who also struck out nine batters, improved his record to 5-0. The only blemish for Sale on the day was a solo home run allowed to Chase Headley in the fifth inning. Ever since he came off the disabled list on May 22 against the Yankees, Sale has been locked in. He's tallied 18 innings over his last three starts while giving up just one run on three hits and one walk. He now has a microscopic 1.59 ERA and 0.60 WHIP on the year.

Chris Sale SP CWS 2 Months

Chris Sale will start on Sunday versus the Padres.

Sale had originally been slated to pitch Monday, but the White Sox are bringing him back a day earlier after rain limited to just three innings Tuesday. He'll be pitch on regular rest. Jose Quintana will flip-flop with Sale and take the ball on Monday.

Chris Sale SP CWS 2 Months

Chris Sale dominated the Yankees in his return from the disabled list, shutting them out over six innings in Thursday's win.

Sale brought a no-hitter into the sixth inning and recorded two outs before Zoilo Almonte spoiled the party with a single to center. Sale finished the night allowing only the one hit, walking none, and striking out ten. The lefty is now 4-0 with a 1.89 ERA and a 39/7 K/BB ratio. Sale will face the Indians at home in his next start.

Chris Sale SP CWS 2 Months

White Sox activated LHP Chris Sale from the 15-day disabled list.

Sale wound up missing five weeks with a flexor muscle strain in his left elbow. He will return to the White Sox starting rotation on Thursday night against the Yankees. The ace left-hander had a 2.30 ERA, 0.84 WHIP, and 29/7 K/BB ratio over his first 27 1/3 innings this season and should be added back to fantasy lineups right away.

Chris Sale SP CWS 2 Months

Chris Sale (elbow) will rejoin the White Sox' rotation on Thursday against the Yankees.

Sale struck out 11 batters over four scoreless innings during a rehab start last week, and he was cleared to rejoin the rotation after getting through a bullpen session Tuesday with no issues. The left-hander has been out of commission for the last month and figures to be on a pitch count Thursday, but he obviously needs to be activated by fantasy owners immediately.

Chris Sale SP CWS 2 Months

Chris Sale (elbow) could rejoin the White Sox' rotation this weekend against the Yankees.

Sale got through a bullpen session Tuesday with no issues, but the White Sox want to see how he rebounds before clearing him to return to action. The left-hander struck out 11 batters over four scoreless innings during a rehab start last week, and it appears it might be the only outing he needs before being activated.

Chris Sale SP CWS 2 Months

Chris Sale (elbow) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Tuesday.

Sale dominated in his first minor league rehab start on Friday, striking out 11 batters over four scoreless innings. His elbow feels good, but he's feeling some routine body and leg soreness. He's expected to make one more rehab start before rejoining the White Sox.

Chris Sale SP CWS 2 Months

Chris Sale pitched four scoreless innings and struck out 11 in his minor league rehab start with Triple-A Charlotte on Friday.

Sale, who is working his way back from a flexor muscle strain in his left elbow, will make one more minor league start before rejoining the White Sox rotation. Seeing him dominate in the first outing after such a long layoff is certainly a good sign though.