All eyes were on top prospect Carlos Correa for his major league debut on Monday night, but White Sox left-hander Chris Sale stole the show with another dominating outing.
Despite waiting out multiple rain delays, Sale struck out a season-high 14 batters over eight innings of one-run ball as part of a 3-1 victory over the Astros.
Sale allowed just five hits and one walk, with the lone run scoring after Correa beat out an infield single in the top of the fourth inning. Correa was originally ruled out on the play, but it was overturned following a replay challenge.
As for Chicago’s offense, Melky Cabrera got them on the board first with an RBI single in the bottom of the second inning before Avisail Garcia delivered a go-ahead two-run homer off Lance McCullers in the fourth which proved to be the difference in the ballgame.
Sale has been absolutely bonkers of late. He’s now the first pitcher since Pedro Martinez in 2001 to have three straight starts with at least 12 strikeouts. You are doing something pretty special when you are in that category.
Your box scores and recaps from Monday:
Padres 5, Braves 3 (11 innings)