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Red Sox Ace Chris Sale Building Dominant Momentum

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Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale is building momentum as his domination continues this season, pitching the Red Sox to yet another win in his last start.

“He was amazing,” manager Alex Cora said of Sale’s performance against the Seattle Mariners. “Velocity-wise, location-wise, the tempo. It was a big game, you win the series, you move on. From the get-go, from the first at-bat against Dee [Gordon], you could tell. He looks fresh, he’s throwing the ball well, we’re very pleased with where he’s at right now.”

Sale has allowed four runs in 28 innings with 43 strikeouts and just 15 hits allowed, with a .155 average for hitters over his past 4 starts. For the season, Sale is 7-4 with a 2.56 ERA and ranks first in the AL in strikeouts.

“The whole plan this year has been recovery, feeling good and staying strong. I think we’ve had a good building-up action from spring training up to now,” Sale said.

“I know a lot of people talk about what happened last year,” said Cora, referring to when the Houston Astros eliminated the Red Sox in the ALDS last year.

“I do feel that his stuff was still there. In October, he was throwing 97-98, just a matter of a few pitches in the heart of the plate and [the Astros] took advantage of it. The stuff was there. The last game here in Game 4 he dominated.”

Sale is easily included in the Cy Young award conversation, but it shouldn’t go unnoticed that he may be having the best season of his stellar career.

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Tigers to Sign Hector Sanchez

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The Detroit Tigers have agreed to terms on a minor-league contract with catcher Hector Sanchez, according to Venezuelan journalist Ignacio Serrano.

The deal includes an invitation to Spring Training.

Sanchez, 29, was released by the San Francisco Giants shortly after the start of the 2018 season, and owns a career .238/.273/.367 batting line.

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Yankees to Sign Danny Farquhar

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The New York Yankees are signing right handed pitches Danny Farquhar to a minor-league deal, according to FanCred’s Jon Heyman.

According to MLB’com’s Mark Feinsand, the 31-year old Farquhar will receive an invitation to camp with the Yankees.

Farquhar spent the 2018 season with the Chicago White Sox, pitching to the tune of a 5.63 ERA of 8 innings pitched.

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Mariners Designate Kaleb Cowart for Assignment

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The Seattle Mariners have designated infielder Kaleb Coward for assignment, creating a needed roster space for the acquisition of Shed Long from the New York Yankees, the team officially announced.

Seattle claimed Cowart back in December, stating that he would come to camp not only as an infielder, but as a pitcher as well, and while he could still come to Mariners’ camp, he will need to clear waivers first.

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