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White Sox | Chris Sale first to six wins

Sun, 01 May 2016 15:16:47 -0700

Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale labored through 5 1/3 innings but minimized the damage created on five hits and four walks by only allowing one run and striking out six in a victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday, May 1.

Fantasy Tip: Thankfully for Sale's sake, his "awful" is much better than that of his counterpart on Sunday, Ubaldo Jimenez. Owners have nothing to worry about with the Chicago ace, however, as Sale has permitted no more than one run in any of his last four outings and is finally getting the run support this season that has eluded him in previous years. He's a good bet to notch his seventh win in as many tries when the White Sox host the Minnesota Twins this weekend.

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White Sox | Chris Sale picks up fifth victory

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 22:50:06 -0700

Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale allowed just one earned run, four hits and two walks with six strikeouts over eight innings in a win Tuesday, April 26, against the Toronto Blue Jays to run his record to 5-0.

Fantasy Tip: Sale remains a top fantasy pitcher, lasting at least seven innings in each of his five outings, all quality starts. He has recorded at least six strikeouts in four of his five assignments, too.

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Blue Jays | Russell Martin out Tuesday

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 13:22:39 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin (neck) is out once again Tuesday, April 26, against the Chicago White Sox. C Josh Thole is hitting ninth against White Sox SP Chris Sale.

Fantasy Tip: This is Martin's third straight absence. Daily league owners have an advantage because they can find out whether or not Martin will play. It isn't likely a major issue, but the team doesn't want it to turn into anything serious. Thole has a .308 (4-for-13) average in the last week and is a decent substitute in daily contests.

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Blue Jays | Justin Smoak out Tuesday

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 12:39:23 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Justin Smoak is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, April 26, against the Chicago White Sox. 1B Edwin Encarnacion is batting fourth against White Sox SP Chris Sale.

Fantasy Tip: Although Smoak is batting .313 in the last week, he has a .143 average against Sale and the same average in games played at Rogers Centre. Smoak is doing fairly well as of late and deserves fantasy consideration. Encarnacion should be handled with kid gloves for the moment (.226 average, five RBIs in the last week).

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White Sox | Chris Sale more efficient

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 11:14:16 -0700

Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale has only 26 strikeouts over 30-plus innings to start the year, and he's more focused on earlier contact in the count than ever before. Sale is 4-0 and has gone at least seven innings in each start and has allowed just four runs. His pitch count hasn't gone over 108 as he's worked deeper into games. Sale also has gone 21 straight innings without issuing a walk. "He's going to get his strikeouts. We're not worried about that," C Alex Avila said. "It's a matter of him being more efficient. He knows when to take off his fastball, and get back on it a little. Same thing with his breaking ball, throw it at two different speeds and at different angles."

Fantasy Tip: Sale has clearly matured as a pitcher. While his strikeouts numbers may be down from past seasons, his fantasy owners won't complain one bit, as more efficiency will lead to more quality starts and wins for the lefty ace. Sale is a fantasy ace and is a must-start in all matchups.

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White Sox | Chris Sale stifles, moves to 4-0

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 15:33:03 -0700

Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale remained undefeated with his fourth victory of the season Wednesday, April 20, opposite the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He registered seven innings of two-hit ball, allowing just an unearned run. He also struck out three and walked none.

Fantasy Tip: The strikeouts were uncharacteristically low but other than that, another terrific outing from Sale, who is making an early bid for his first career AL Cy Young award. Considering how dominant he's looked over the years, he might be a solid bet in attaining that honor. As a result, his fantasy owners can trot him out there every fifth day with the utmost confidence. He's as good as they get on the mound.

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White Sox | Chris Sale has owned Angels

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 10:01:03 -0700

Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale is 4-0 with a 1.64 ERA in his career against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, whom he faces Wednesday, April 20.

Fantasy Tip: Sale is off to a great start at 3-0 with a 2.35 ERA, 0.78 WHIP and 9.0 K/9 for the White Sox. The Angels have struggled to score runs this year with their light-hitting lineup, too. Sale is a must-start fantasy option, especially today against the Halos.

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White Sox | Chris Sale tosses shutout

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 19:02:18 -0700

Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale (3-0) hurled a two-hit shutout against the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, April 15. He struck out nine batters without issuing any walks and retired 16 consecutive hitters at one point.

Fantasy Tip: Sale recorded his ninth career complete game and second career shutout. He should be viewed as a must-start option in daily fantasy contests every time he takes the mound.

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White Sox | Pale Hose announce starting rotation

Tue, 29 Mar 2016 13:18:37 -0700

Chicago White Sox SPs Chris Sale, Jose Quintana, Carlos Rodon, Mat Latos and John Danks will comprise the starting rotation to begin the season, the team announced Tuesday, March 29.

Fantasy Tip: Sale is a fantasy ace to target in the early rounds of drafts, while Quintana and Rodon are upside candidates worth middle-round selections. Latos could have a degree of bounce-back appeal, but like Danks, the fourth and fifth Chicago starters should be left to cavernous mixed and AL-only formats.

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White Sox | Chris Sale won't be traded

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 04:49:43 -0700

Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale will not be dealt by the club despite pointed remarks toward president Ken Williams about the treatment of 1B Adam LaRoche.

Fantasy Tip: It could make for a heated clubhouse if this doesn't cool down, but on the field Sale remains a strong SP1 in most fantasy leagues. Sale won't let this disagreement come between him and making the White Sox better as a team.

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