Chris Sale Talks About His 15 Strikeout Effort Vs. Tampa Bay Rays

Adam Dunn will get much of the credit for his two-run homer to key the Chicago White Sox's 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday afternoon, but the South Siders could not have grabbed their sixth consecutive win without the effort of 23-year old lefty starter Chris Sale. Sale struck out 15 Tampa Bay hitters overs 7.1 innings at Tropicana Field in what amounts to a career-best effort for the White Sox's emerging star.

Sale's 15 strikeouts is the second most ever by a White Sox pitcher since 1918, finishing second to only Jack Harshman's 16 strikeouts over nine innings on July 25, 1954.

Sale, who just a month ago battled elbow soreness and was briefly sentenced to the bullpen, talked to Comcast SportsNet Chicago about his dominant effort.

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