Chris Sale

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 24:  Pitcher Chris Sale #49 of the Chicago White Sox shouts and gestures at Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers after hitting him with a pitch during the sixth inning at Comerica Park on September 24, 2014, in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

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.

97.1 The Ticket–09/26/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 19:  Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers hits a RBI single in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals  at Kauffman Stadium on September 19, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

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.”

CBS Detroit–09/24/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 14:  Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers warms up prior to the start of the game against the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park on September 14, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Indians 6-4.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

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.”

CBS Detroit–09/24/2014

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 15:  Rick Porcello #21 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the fifth inning of the game against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park on June 15, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Twins 4-3.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Porcello Not Voted Into All-Star Game

Porcello threw back-to-back complete-game shutouts, a remarkable achievement that vaulted him into contention for midseason honors.

CBS Detroit–07/10/2014

BOSTON, MA - JULY 6: Nelson Cruz #23 of the Baltimore Orioles prepares to face Jake Peavy #44 of the Boston Red Sox in the first inning at Fenway Park on July 6, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.

American League Mid-Season Team MVPs

Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the American League’s mid-season team MVPs.

07/10/2014

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 17: Starting pitcher Chris Sale #49 of the Chicago White Sox delivers during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on April 17, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Chris Sale Wears Hat With Teammates’ Phone Number On It [PHOTO]

Is this taking the prank game a little too far?

97.1 The Ticket–06/20/2014

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 17: Starting pitcher Chris Sale #49 of the Chicago White Sox delivers during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on April 17, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Chicago’s Sale Headed To DL With Arm Problem

Chicago White Sox left-hander Chris Sale is headed to the 15-day disabled list with what the team believes is a strained muscle in his throwing arm.

97.1 The Ticket–04/22/2014

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 9: Manager Jim Leyland #10 (L) and Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers (R) argue with home plate umpire Brian Gorman #9 after Cabrera was ejected during the first inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on September 9, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Leyland was also ejected. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Miguel Cabrera, Jim Leyland Ejected Early Again

Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera left the game early again on Monday. This time it had nothing to do with an injury.

CBS Detroit–09/10/2013

The Tigers finally lost, though not until after Miguel Cabrera tied the game off Mariano Rivera. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Cabrera Blasts Fourth Straight Homer, Fifth In Six Games

Miguel Cabrera has done it again, homering for the fourth straight game, and the fifth in six days, the same day he was named an American League Player of the Week along with teammate Austin Jackson.

CBS Detroit–08/13/2013

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 16:  National League All-Star David Wright #5 of the New York Mets bats against pitcher American League All-Star Chris Sale #49 of the Chicago White Sox during the 84th MLB All-Star Game on July 16, 2013 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Tigers Face Chris Sale For First Time Since July 11 Incident

The last time the Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox met, benches cleared, bullpens emptied and Tigers manager Jim Leyland strayed from his goal of not blowing up at umpires.

CBS Detroit–07/22/2013

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