Sale Sets History In 6-2 Sox Win [VIDEO]
The Boston Red Sox scored five times in the top of the 1st inning and then turned the game over to Chris Sale for a 6-2 late night west coast win over the LA Angels.
Sale worked the first six innings, not giving up a run. He struck out nine, walked two and scattered four hits.
Sale became just the fourth pitcher to reach 200 strikeouts in 20 or fewer starts. The other three - Pedro, Nolan Ryan and Randy Johnson.
He now is 12-4 and leads the American League in ERA at 2.48.
Mookie Betts and Jackie Bradley Jr led the Sox in hitting, each with two hits and a RBI.
Bradley made another spectacular catch (below)...
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NOTE: 2nd place The second place Tampa Bay Rays lost to Texas 4-3...The 3rd place New York Yankees won in Seattle 5-1.