Chicago White Sox Morning BP (5/23): Chris Sale has dominating return


May 22, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale (49) pitches against the New York Yankees during the first inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Sale is back on the mound, and he played even better than he did before, and that is saying something. Sale and the Chicago White Sox defeated the New York Yankees, 3-2 Thursday as he shut out the the Yankees for six innings.

In fact, the White Sox held the Yankees scoreless for eight innings, but allowed two runs in the ninth, though held onto the win.

For those who didn’t see, Sale was perfect for 5.2 innings, finishing with six strikeouts. He also didn’t walk a batter.

As I wrote in the game recap/opinion last night, having Sale back in the rotation is huge for this team. I’m already excited to see his next start.

CSN Chicago quoted Sale following the game:

"“A lot of it was trying not to get overhyped, especially with being the first one back and the team we were facing and all the other things involved.”"

It was a great night for the White Sox and Sale, now lets all hope that success continues as they’ve won three of their past four games.

In other White Sox news:

• Here is an article by CSN Chicago on Paul Konerkro and Derek Jeter.

• Here is what ESPN Chicago wrote about Sale’s return.

The Chicago Sun-Times wrote about how Jose Abreu could return on June 2.

Da Windy City also wrote about Sale’s return.

• The MLB standings entering today’s game.

• Watch Sale talk about his night from a video by The Chicago Tribune.

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