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White Sox | Chris Sale matches 2015 win total

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 16:24:47 -0700

Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale matched his 2015 win total, notching his 13th victory Sunday, June 26, against the Toronto Blue Jays. He allowed two runs on five hits while walking two and striking out seven over eight innings.

Fantasy Tip: Sale is back on track after a brief rough patch, and he left little doubt that he can be an ace for a fantasy staff.

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White Sox | Chris Sale first to 12 wins

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 19:48:39 -0700

Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale registered his best effort in over a month en route to his third victory in as many starts Tuesday, June 21, allowing one run on four hits and a walk while striking out nine in seven frames against the Boston Red Sox.

Fantasy Tip: Mookie Betts' third-inning sacrifice fly was all the Red Sox could muster off Sale, who was 2-2 with a 6.07 ERA over his previous five outings after beginning the season with nine straight victories and a 1.58 ERA. The four-time All-Star's dominant outing gave him a 6-1 record and 1.99 ERA in eight road turns as well. Nevertheless, Sale is a recommended start at home Sunday when he faces the Toronto Blue Jays.

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Red Sox | David Ortiz not starting Tuesday

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 12:43:22 -0700

Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz is not in the lineup Tuesday, June 21, against the Chicago White Sox. OF Hanley Ramirez will man the DH slot against White Sox SP Chris Sale, while 1B Travis Shaw is at first and 3B Deven Marrero mans third base.

Fantasy Tip: All these roster changes are largely due to Ortiz sitting out against a left-handed pitcher. Ramirez is a decent bat in all formats as he's warming up (six hits in the last six games). After a slump earlier in the month, Shaw is warming up in daily formats (six hits in the last seven games). Marrero has only been up a few days and does not have significant fantasy value yet.

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White Sox | Chris Sale first to 11 victories

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 21:26:58 -0700

Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale allowed three earned runs, six hits and a walk with seven strikeouts over seven innings Wednesday, June 15, to win against the Detroit Tigers and become the first 11-game winner in the majors.

Fantasy Tip: Sale avenged a shocking loss to Mike Pelfrey and the Tigers June 4 at Comerica Park. He hasn't been automatic lately, posting a 6.07 ERA in 29 2/3 innings over the past five starts. Still, he has 11 wins overall and a 2.94 ERA and he remains a must-start in all fantasy leagues despite the rough patch by his standards.

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White Sox | Chris Sale misses out on 10th victory

Sun, 29 May 2016 14:55:06 -0700

Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale left with a 4-2 lead after yielding two runs on seven hits and fanning seven over as many innings Sunday, May 29, but did not factor into the decision as the bullpen was unable to solve the Kansas City Royals for the third straight game in a 5-4 loss.

Fantasy Tip: Sale was not to blame in this one like he was in a rare stinker Tuesday against the Cleveland Indians, and today's outing marks the ninth time in his last nine trips to the mound he has allowed two runs or fewer. For those not scoring at home, the White Sox were unable to hold a four-run advantage on Friday, a six-run lead on Saturday or a two-run edge in the finale. Sale will take his third crack at his 10th win next weekend on the road against the Detroit Tigers.

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White Sox | Chris Sale shelled in first loss

Tue, 24 May 2016 23:34:38 -0700

Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale allowed six runs on seven hits and four walks while fanning seven in 3 1/3 innings in his loss to the Cleveland Indians Tuesday, May 24.

Fantasy Tip: The loss dropped Sale to 9-1 with a 2.26 ERA and a 0.84 WHIP. He remains a daily consideration each time he starts.

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White Sox | Chris Sale evolving as a pitcher

Thu, 19 May 2016 23:25:24 -0700

Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale has become more of a pitcher than a thrower this season, and he has focused on efficiency. His average fastball has dropped from 94.5 miles per hour to 92.4, but Sale said he feels better than he ever has.

"I'm looking for efficiency," Sale said. "You can throw 100 miles an hour and punch out 12 guys. But if you're going five innings, it's a waste. I want to do everything I can to be as good as I can once a week. If I take a little off, I get more movement, and it's down in the zone, which creates more ground balls, more weak contact. I can strike him out and use five pitches. Or I can throw a couple sinkers, and he's out in two."

Fantasy Tip: His strikeout rate is down from 11.82 to 8.17, but he is 9-0 with a 1.58 ERA and a 0.72 WHIP. He has sacrificed some K's, but it's not like he's a typical pitch-to-contact guy with 62 K's in 68 1/3 innings. Clayton Kershaw and Jake Arrieta may get all of the pub, but Sale is one of the best pitchers in fantasy and a daily consideration each time he goes.

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White Sox | Chris Sale remains undefeated

Thu, 19 May 2016 19:31:57 -0700

Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale (9-0) allowed one run on four hits in a complete game victory over the Houston Astros Thursday, May 19.

Fantasy Tip: Sale threw his second consecutive complete game and became the first pitcher since 2008 to win his first nine decisions to begin a season, while lowering his ERA to 1.56. He also moved into ninth place on the club's all-time strikeout list. Sale is a must-start option in all fantasy formats and will make his next appearance against the Cleveland Indians in the second game of a doubleheader Monday, May 23.

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White Sox | Chris Sale has dominated Houston

Thu, 19 May 2016 12:17:56 -0700

Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale is 3-1 with a 0.56 ERA with two earned runs allowed, 47 strikeouts and just four walks in 32 career innings against the Houston Astros, the team he faces Thursday, May 19.

Fantasy Tip: Sale (8-0, 1.67 ERA, 0.75 WHIP) is the best pitcher in baseball so far this year and is a must-start everywhere. His strikeouts per nine innings (8.0) are down this year, but he's been more effective as a result and has been able to pitch deeper into games. Needless to say, his owners are complaining one bit.

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White Sox | Chris Sale tosses complete game

Fri, 13 May 2016 19:38:48 -0700

Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale recorded his 10th career complete game in a win over the New York Yankees Friday, May 13, allowing one run on six hits while striking out six and picking up his major-league leading eighth win of the year.

Fantasy Tip: Sale's status as a fantasy ace was never in doubt, but he is also a must-start in daily formats when he is pitching at this level.

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