On The Board
Chris Sale (CHW)
He threw his third complete game of the season and continues his unbeaten streak through his first nine outings, putting his ERA at 1.58. He is the second pitcher of the Chicago White Sox to win his first nine starts and the third in MLB since 1920 that achieves that feat with an earned run average as low as Sale's. No hurler for their club had completed 3 games as a starter in his first 9 games since 1991.
Extra: The Atlanta Braves and the Minnesota Twins have registered the worst records in each league (10-30). It is only the second Major League Baseball season in the Modern Era (since 1900) in which two franchises have lost at least 30 of their first 40 games.