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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Sale winds up settling for merely tying his own streak of eight consecutive starts with at least 10 strikeouts. Sale did it in 2015 with the White Sox, too. Pedro Martinez also did it, in 1999 with the Red Sox.

ESPN Stats and Information  

The home run hit by Texas 1B Mike Napoli on Wednesday night was his 17th against the Red Sox as a member of the Angels, Indians or Rangers.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked after his last start about his double-digit strikeout streak, Chris Sale said he'd "rather be 8-0 with no punchouts." So, never mind that Sale has five Ks through five innings after getting Rougned Odor waving at a slider. Sale also gave up two runs in the frame, including a solo homer by Mike Napoli, and trails 3-1 against the Rangers.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

One walk, one unearned run, no strikeouts in the fourth inning for Chris Sale, who nevertheless still hasn't allowed a hit. Red Sox and Rangers tied, 1-1, with Sale stuck on four strikeouts in as many innings.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Nine up, nine down for Chris Sale, who racks up his fourth strikeout with a 96 mph fastball to Robinson Chirinos to end the third inning. Sale looked like he thought he had Joey Gallo struck out a couple of times on sliders that apparently missed.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Sale gets Rougned Odor to swing through a nasty, dirt-diving slider, then elevates a 96-mph heater to get Mike Napoli swinging. Three strikeouts through two innings.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

And then Chris Sale elevates a 96-mph heater to get Mike Napoli swinging. Three strikeouts through two innings.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Sale gets Rougned Odor to swing through a nasty, dirt-diving slider for strikeout No. 2. Two outs in second inning.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Strikeout No. 1 for Chris Sale comes against Rangers leadoff man Delino DeShields -- on a 97-mph fastball.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Tonight's lineup for the Rangers has totaled 36 strikeouts in 77 career at-bats vs. Chris Sale. Shin-Soo Choo leads with 10 Ks; Joey Gallo is 0-for-6 with 6 Ks. (h/t Sarah Langs, ESPN Stats & Information.)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

With Chris Sale going for his ninth consecutive start with 10 or more strikeouts tonight at Fenway Park, Red Sox manager John Farrell called it "an incredible position to be in, one that personally I could never envision." Farrell did strike out 10-plus batters in three of six starts in 1989.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Garrett said Ezekiel Elliott will not practice Thursday as he deals with some "body soreness, neck soreness," because of a car accident Sunday night but the expectation is Elliott will take part in OTAs next week.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Tight end Jason Witten did not take part in Wednesday's OTA as the Cowboys look to keep the 15-year veteran fresh. Linebacker Sean Lee also had the day off. Both players are expected to take part in Thursday's session, which is closed to the media.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys offensive coordinator Scott Linehan and running backs coach Gary Brown expressed no concern about the status of Ezekiel Elliott after the running back was in a car accident Sunday. Elliott has not practiced the last two days as a precaution. Linehan said he didn't believe the absence would be long.

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Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys have signed guard/center Ruben Carter, who spent time with the Miami Dolphins last summer. Carter also played for the Calgary Stampeders of the CFL. He played collegiately at Florida State and Toledo. The Cowboys' roster is now at 90 players.

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