Latest Chris Sale News

LEADING OFF: DeGrom-Scherzer, Encarnación set, Dorian effect

Sep. 3, 2019 2:22 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: PAIR OF ACES It's a marquee matchup when Jacob deGrom starts for the Mets against Max Scherzer at Nationals Park. Washington leads the NL wild-card race, New York is chasing. DeGrom (8-8, 2.66 ERA) is 1-0 with a 0.53 ERA in three games vs. the Nationals this...

Yanks' streak without shutout ended at 220 by Minor, Rangers

Sep. 2, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — During the month leading up to the July 31 trade deadline, Mike Minor heard often he might wind up pitching in the Bronx. Whatever the Yankees had in mind, this certainly wasn't it. Minor and two relievers became the first pitchers in 221 tries to shut out New York's vaunted lineup, helping...

Bogaerts homers twice, Red Sox beat Rockies 7-4

Aug. 29, 2019 1:55 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The heart of Boston's batting order has certainly been hard to keep in the park. Leading the way, Xander Bogaerts. On this night, anyway. The smooth-swinging shortstop went deep twice as the Red Sox extended their home run streak to 18 games in a 7-4 win over the Colorado Rockies on...

Giolito's 3-hit shutout gives White Sox 4-0 win over Twins

Aug. 21, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have been in first place in the AL Central for all but 13 days this season, a perch the Chicago White Sox have been aiming for during this extended rebuilding project. If they can make that big jump in 2020, Lucas Giolito will surely be a major factor. Giolito pitched...

LEADING OFF: Mets manager Callaway faces former Indians boss

Aug. 20, 2019 2:26 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: OLD FRIENDS Pete Alonso and the resurgent Mets face Cleveland in the opener of a pivotal nine-game homestand against a trio of playoff contenders: the Indians, Braves and Cubs. All-Star Game MVP Shane Bieber (12-5, 3.27 ERA) starts for Cleveland against Steven...

Red Sox shut down Sale for rest of season

Aug. 19, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale is receiving treatment for inflammation in his elbow that will shut him down for the rest of the regular season, another blow to the defending World Series champions whose postseason hopes appear all but dashed. Orthopedist Dr. James Andrews gave Sale an...

Red-hot Devers helps Red Sox rally past Orioles, 13-7

Aug. 18, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Standing in the middle of Boston's clubhouse answering questions, a baby-faced Rafael Devers found himself immersed in Red Sox history. Devers went 4 for 5 with a homer, two doubles and four RBIs to reach 101 this season, and Boston rallied from an early six-run deficit for a 13-7 victory...

LEADING OFF: Cubs-Pirates in Williamsport, CC faces Indians

Aug. 18, 2019 2:59 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: LITTLE BIG LEAGUE Kris Bryant and the Chicago Cubs take on Josh Bell and the Pittsburgh Pirates in prime time at the MLB Little League Classic in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Cubs left-hander José Quintana (10-7, 4.11 ERA) is 6-0 in eight starts since his...

Rodriguez, Devers carry Red Sox past Orioles, 4-0

Aug. 17, 2019 11:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Eduardo Rodríguez's role in Boston's rotation just got a lot bigger. Judging by his first start since ace lefty Chris Sale went on the 10-day injured list, he looks like he can take on the added responsibility. Rodríguez pitched 7 1/3 stellar innings, red-hot Rafael Devers belted a...

Red Sox LHP Sale goes on IL with left elbow inflammation

Aug. 17, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox ace left-hander Chris Sale was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with left elbow inflammation, raising questions about whether he will pitch again this season. Team president Dave Dombrowski said Sale had an MRI and the team's doctors said the results showed inflammation....