ESPN Stats and Information
How Chris Sale Dominated
** 8 strikeouts on fastball, tied for his most on fastball in his career...he's now done that in consecutive starts (April 20, 2017 at TOR, May 19, 2016 vs HOU and June 8, 2015 vs HOU)
** He had a 23% swinging-strike rate on his fastball, his 3rd-highest swinging strike rate on the pitch since becoming a starter in 2012 and highest since August 16, 2015 (25%).
** Overall, on all pitches combined, Sale had a 75% strike rate, the 3rd-highest in any game of his career. He had a career-high 78% strike rate in his last start.
Sale has 2 of the 3 highest individual-game strike rates by starters this year: his April 20 start was 1st, and this start was 3rd. Only Dan Straily's April 22 start was sandwiched between (75.3% strike rate - Sale's was 75.2 tonight)