Aug 30, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale (49) during the first inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports
On Friday night, the ace of the Chicago White Sox pitching staff, Chris Sale, will be looking to gain his 12th win of the season in his 22nd start as they are in Cleveland to face the Indians at Progressive Field.
The White Sox left-hander is 11-3 on the season with an AL-best 2.11 ERA in 22 starts.
Sale has been on point for most of the season, as in the month of August he made six starts and allowed 12 earned runs in a combined 41 innings against the Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers, San Francisco Giants, Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees and most recently against the Detroit Tigers.
In that last start on Aug. 30, the White Sox ace pitched seven innings, allowing three earned runs on six hits and two walks. He also collected 13 strikeouts.
For the entire month of August, Sale had just one win, but remember, the White Sox totaled just nine as a team in one of the worst months they’ve had in a very long time.
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Also looking at August for Sale, he totaled 56 strikeouts and two losses.
In his past 10 starts, his ERA is 1.91 in 70.2 innings with 94 strikeouts.
For his career against the Indians, Sale is 3-4 overall with a 4.55 ERA with 72 strikeouts. He’s pitched 65.1 innings against the Indians.
On Friday, Sale will oppose T.J. House, of the Indians who is 2-3 overall with a 3.92 ERA.