IN BRIEF: Chris Sale was masterful Thursday night in a win over the Angels, striking out 13 LA hitters over eight innings of two-hit ball. Sam Travis and Sandy Leon led the way for the Sox offensively, each hitting home runs.
RED SOX RECORD: 61-56
Sam Travis blasted a two-run homer to center, Martinez scored (2-0 BOS)
SALE DEALING IN THIS ONE
Sandy Leon homered over the Green Monster (3-0 BOS)
SALE’S 200TH STRIKEOUT OF THE SEASON
SALE’S AMONG BASEBALL’S ELITE AFTER DOMINANT PERFORMANCE
Chris Sale struck out 13 over eight scoreless innings at Fenway Park, the 17th time he recorded at least a dozen strikeouts in a game without allowing a run. The only pitchers in the modern era with more games of that kind are Nolan Ryan (26) and Randy Johnson (24). #RedSoxNation
— Elias Sports Bureau (@EliasSports) August 9, 2019
Most games with 12+ strikeouts and 0 walks in the modern era
— Stats By STATS (@StatsBySTATS) August 9, 2019
Vs. Angels, Friday, 7:10 p.m., NESN
Vs. Angels, Saturday, 4:05 p.m., NESN
Vs. Angels, Sunday, 1:05 p.m., NESN, TBS
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Highlights from the Red Sox’ 3-0 win over the Angels originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston