Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland Indians: 5 Bold Predictions

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Mar 31, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale throws a pitch against the Minnesota Twins in the first inning of an opening day baseball game at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

2. The Indians won’t own Chris Sale this time around

In 57.1 innings against the Cleveland Indians, he is 2-4 with a 4.71 ERA with 63 strikeouts, so he does have a losing record against the Indians.

Last year against the Indians, Sale was 0-4.

I saw no more of that trend for Sale against the Indians. This season, Sale might be at his best. He’s 2-0 with a 1.76 ERA. In those two starts, he has allowed three earned runs, two walks and nine hits but has struck out 14 batters.

This year will be much different for Sale against the Indians.