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Red Sox activate Chris Sale from 10-day disabled list

BOSTON, MA -- The Boston Red Sox today activated left-handed pitcher Chris Sale from the 10-day disabled list. Sale will start tonight's series opener against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park, beginning at 7:10 p.m.

President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.

BOSTON, MA -- The Boston Red Sox today activated left-handed pitcher Chris Sale from the 10-day disabled list. Sale will start tonight's series opener against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park, beginning at 7:10 p.m.

President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.

Sale, 29, was placed on the disabled list with mild left shoulder inflammation on August 18, retroactive to August 15. He is 12-4 with a 1.97 ERA (32 ER/146.0 IP) in 23 starts this season, most recently pitching on August 12 against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards. He entered today leading the American League in ERA while also pacing the majors in opponent batting average (.175), opponent OPS (.518), WHIP (0.85), and strikeouts per 9.0 innings (13.50). The left-hander has not allowed a run in his last 28.0 innings pitched or surrendered a home run in his last 68.0 innings, both the longest streaks in the AL this season. Sale is 6-0 with a 0.20 ERA (1 ER/44.0 IP) in his last seven outings, recording 79 strikeouts and six walks in that time. Acquired by Boston in December 2016, he has made 55 starts as a member of the Red Sox, going 29-12 with a 2.52 ERA (101 ER/360.1 IP) and 527 strikeouts.

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