CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago White Sox say they will consider shutting down Chris Sale early this season if there is reasonable cause. Based on his latest start Saturday, he appears to have plenty left.
Sale overcame a shaky start to strike out a season-high 13, beating Max Scherzer in a matchup of All-Star aces and leading Chicago past the Detroit Tigers 6-3 in the first game of a day-night doubleheader.
"I feel strong this year," said Sale, who spent 34 days on the disabled early in the season. "A lot of that has to do with the missed time early. I'm missing some innings, (so) I have a little bit more (left) now. I'm just trying to stay focused and work hard and go out there and finish this thing strong."