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Chris Sale overpowers Orioles to help Red Sox complete four-game sweep with 4-1 win

Chris Sale overpowers Orioles to help Red Sox complete four-game sweep with 4-1 win

When the Boston Red Sox finished with the Orioles on Sunday, it didn’t take any complicated analytics to illustrate how large the gap is between first place and last in the American League East.

The Red Sox completed a four-game sweep of the O’s with a 4-1 victory before an announced Camden Yards crowd of 25,303, showing again why they are so easily the winningest team in the major leagues.

Left-hander Chris Sale, who is clearly the best pitcher in the sport at the moment, showed why there is no percentage in arguing that point. He struck out 12 Orioles in five innings and was on pace to set the major league record for strikeouts in a single...

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