Verlander, Sale Duel Before Castellanos Lifts TigersJustin Verlander and Chris Sale dominated in a matchup of ace pitchers before Nicholas Castellanos singled in the go-ahead run off Sale in the eighth inning, lifting the Detroit Tigers over the Boston Red Sox 2-1 on Monday.
Sale On Yielding Ace Role: 'We Play For A Trophy, Not A Tag'New Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale says he isn't worried that he might not be the ace of the pitching staff after being traded from the White Sox to Boston.
AP Source: Red Sox Get Ace Chris Sale From White SoxA person familiar with the trade tells The Associated Press that the Boston Red Sox have gotten star pitcher Chris Sale from the Chicago White Sox.
Sale Loses In Return From Ban, Wants To Stay In ChicagoChris Sale arrived on the last player bus to Wrigley Field dressed in a dark suit, walked into the cramped visiting clubhouse, scanned the room and smiled.
Ventura Insists He Can Work With Sale After Uniform FlapRobin Ventura insists he can work with Chris Sale despite the suspended ace's critical comments about the White Sox manager.
White Sox Ace Sale To Start Thursday At CubsWhite Sox ace Chris Sale told MLB.com on Monday he got upset with the team when he felt it placed more emphasis on a promotion than winning.
Shoemaker Can't Match Sale In Angels' 8-2 Loss To White SoxMatt Shoemaker put the Los Angeles Angels in a major hole.
Ventura: Sale Did Not Hit Martinez On Purpose White Sox manager Robin Ventura is taking with Detroit Tigers skipper Brad Ausmus for accusing ace Chris Sale of throwing at Victor Martinez.
Ausmus Calls Sign-Stealing Claim 'Ludicrous,' Says Hitting Martinez Was 'Weak'"It's a little weak that they would hit him," Ausmus said. "If they injure Victor there and we're in the playoff hunt, that's bad news."
Verlander, Sale Face Off As Tigers Cling To One-Game Lead In AL Central"I think certain guys have, when the stage is bigger and the spotlight’s brighter, they turn up their concentration, their game is elevated," Ausmus said. "I think there is some truth to that."
Porcello Not Voted Into All-Star GamePorcello threw back-to-back complete-game shutouts, a remarkable achievement that vaulted him into contention for midseason honors.
American League Mid-Season Team MVPsSometimes a team's best players don't make the All-Star team. Here are the American League's mid-season team MVPs.