In his first get started since a two-week stint at the disabled listing, Boston Crimson Sox ace Chris Sale struck out 12 Baltimore Orioles over 5 innings.
Sale was the primary pitcher on the present mound distance (since 1893) to throw 5 or fewer innings and make allowance one or fewer hits and strike out no less than 12 batters, consistent with the Elias Sports activities Bureau. He used to be changed through Tyler Thornburg to begin the 6th inning.
Crimson Sox supervisor Alex Cora stated Saturday that the All-Celebrity left-hander may throw 100 pitches in opposition to Baltimore if he used to be now not rusty in his go back from left shoulder irritation. Sale left Sunday’s sport after 68 pitches.
To make room for Sale at the roster, the Crimson Sox optioned right-hander Brandon Workman to Triple-A Pawtucket.
Sale, 29, entered Sunday with an 11-Four file and an American League-best 2.04 ERA. He used to be tied for 3rd within the majors with 207 strikeouts.