Chris Sale SP CWS 6 Months

Sale threw eight scoreless innings Thursday against the A's to earn his 12th win of the season.

Sale received an extra day of rest between starts, but he clearly was not thrown from his rhythm. He allowed two singles to Jed Lowrie, and no other Athletic achieved a base hit against Sale. Sale's ERA is now at an AL-leading 1.99, and his 192 strikeouts rank sixth, which is impressive when you consider he has pitched at least 40 innings fewer than all of the guys ahead of him. Even with 12 wins, he should be a top-2 Cy Young candidate come season's end.

Chris Sale SP CWS 6 Months

Sale's next start will come Thursday against the A's, MLB.com's Scott Merkin reports.

Sale last pitched Friday, so he will get an extra day of rest in between starts. Sale, who has yet to face the A's this season, is scheduled to square off against Oakland's Scott Kazmir.

Chris Sale SP CWS 6 Months

Sale was sharp again Friday night, allowing just one run on five hits, walking one and striking out five over six innings, but was left with a no-decision in a 2-1 loss to Cleveland.

He has been dominant virtually all season with a 2.09 ERA but lack of run support and a shaky bullpen have cost him a considerable number of possible wins. He'll take on Oakland at home in his next start.

Chris Sale SP CWS 6 Months

Sale struck out 13 over seven innings in Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Tigers to improve to 11-3 on the season. He gave up three runs on six hits and two walks.

The lefty got off on the wrong foot Saturday, surrendering solo homers to Ian Kinsler and Victor Martinez in the first inning, but he settled down from there, giving up just one extra-base hit over his final six frames. Sale's 13 strikeouts set a new season high, and he now has seven double-digit strikeout games this season.

Chris Sale SP CWS 6 Months

Sale allowed four runs (all unearned) on four hits in six innings Sunday against the Yankees on Sunday, but he did not factor into the decision. He struck out seven and walked three.

Sale was breezing through this one in typical Sale fashion, and it only became a clunker after Dayan Viciedo dropped a fly ball in the bottom of the sixth, paving the way for a four-run inning. The error made it so that all of the runs were unearned, but Sale did not help himself with two walks in the inning and a hit batsman that resulted in a run. His next start should come Saturday against Detroit.

Chris Sale SP CWS 7 Months

Sale (10-3) took the loss Monday after giving up three runs on eight hits, including two home runs and striking out eight over six innings against the Orioles.

J.J. Hardy and Nelson Cruz each took Sale deep in this one. It marks the first time the lefty has allowed two home runs in the same game this season. Sale still owns a fantastic 2.12 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 158:26 K:BB ratio in 136 innings. He takes the hill Sunday in New York versus the Yankees.

Chris Sale SP CWS 7 Months

Sale threw an absolute gem Tuesday, pitching eight shut-out innings, allowing just four hits and two walks while striking out 12 batters before seeing his bullpen blow a 2-0 lead in the ninth inning to the Giants.

Granted he didn't get the win Tuesday, Sale is pitching lights-out once again this year. With a 10-2 record, 2.01 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 150:24 K:BB ratio in 130 innings pitched, Sale is a legitimate candidate for the AL Cy Young Award this year. Sale's next start is scheduled for Sunday at home against the Blue Jays.

Chris Sale SP CWS 7 Months

Sale struck out nine and walked two while giving up two runs on three hits over six innings in a losing effort Wednesday afternoon against the Rangers.

Nick Tepesch and the Rangers' bullpen kept the White Sox's offense at bay, costing Sale owners an opportunity to pick up a victory in a favorable matchup Wednesday. He'll face the Giants on the road in San Francisco in his next scheduled start Tuesday.

Chris Sale SP CWS 7 Months

Chris Sale delivered eight shutout innings Saturday to lead the White Sox past the Twins 7-0.

Sale carved his way easily through the punchless Minnesota lineup, allowing only five hits and two walks while fanning 12 batters. He's now 10-1 on the season with a brilliant 1.88 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, and 122/19 K/BB ratio in 110 innings. The ace left-hander will face the Twins again next week and should dominate.

Chris Sale SP CWS 8 Months

Chris Sale moved to 9-1 on Monday after holding the Royals to one run in seven innings.

Sale allowed seven hits, walked one and struck out eight. Surprisingly, he's just 7-7 lifetime against the Royals, though that does come with a sterling 2.36 ERA. He's allowed three runs total in his last three starts, and he's given the White Sox seven straight quality starts.