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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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Blue Jays Calling Up Cavan Biggio

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The Toronto Blue Jays are calling up second base prospect Cavan Biggio to the majors for the very first time on Friday, according to ESPN.

Biggio, the son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, has performed well for Triple A Buffalo this season, posting a .306/.440/.507 slash line.

Toronto selected Biggio, 24, in the fifth round of the 2016 draft.

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Royals Assign Drew Storen To Double-A

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The Kansas City Royals have assigned former big-league reliever Drew Storen to Double-A Northwest Arkansas, according to Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s Paul Boyd.

Storen, who inked a minor league deal with the Royals back in February of this year, is attempting a comeback, as he hasn’t pitched in the majors since playing for the Cincinnati Reds back in 2017.

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Neil Ramirez Accepts Outright Assignment With Indians

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Cleveland Indians reliever Neil Ramirez will remain within the organization after clearing outright waivers and accepting an assignment to Triple-A, according to an official team announcement.

Ramirez landed a one-year, $1 million deal with the Indians this offseason, avoiding arbitration.

Ramirez, 29, has struggled during the 2019 season and maybe a stint in Triple A will help him work things out.

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