A pitcher dreams of starts like this, his team giving him a big early lead before he even throws a pitch. Of course, teams dream of having a starting pitcher like Chris Sale.
The two came together in brilliant fashion on a warm Friday night, with the Boston Red Sox scoring five times in the top of the first and Sale throwing six scoreless innings in a 6-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.
“We spotted him five runs in the first inning,” said Red Sox manager John Farrell. “I thought we did an outstanding job of stringing hits together, hitting pitches where they were located and using the whole field.”
And then turning it over to Sale, who continued his dominating...