HOUSTON cheap Chris Sale jersey wasn’t patting himself on the back on the day he became this season’s first 14 game winner.
“To be honest I probably had the least to do with this win today,” Sale said.
Dioner Navarro drove in a season high four runs, Sale settled down after a shaky start to pitch seven plus innings and the Chicago White Sox jerseys beat the Houston Astros jerseys 7 6 on Saturday.
Sale (14 2) allowed four runs in the first three innings before settling in to yield just two hits and an unearned run the rest of the way. He allowed six hits and tied a season high by fanning nine.
He said the key to locking in after his early struggles on Saturday was simple.
“Just trying to pull my weight,” he said. “My guys picked me up right from the start. So I felt like it was my time to give them some support back. It was a grind from the get go. My guys pulled me out and we got ourselves a win.”
He became the first AL pitcher to get 14 wins before the All Star break since David Wells went 15 2 in 2000.
Navarro drove in a pair with a triple in the second inning to put Chicago up 2 1. The White Sox jerseys were trailing in the fifth when his two run single made it 5 4. Shuck hit a solo homer in the fourth and had an RBI triple in Chicago’s two run eighth inning. Reed hit his first career homer off cheap David Robertson jersey to make it 7 6 with two outs in the ninth before Robertson struck out cheap Colby Rasmus jersey for his 22nd save.
cheap Jose Altuve jersey homered and drove in three runs for the Astros jerseys, who had a five game winning streak snapped.
Houston starter Doug Fister (8 4) allowed nine hits and five runs while walking five in 4 2/3 innings for his second straight loss.
“He ran into a couple of things. Hinch said. “They made him work. He wasn’t very sharp. The five walks hurt him and the home run.”
Altuve gave Houston a 1 0 lead with his home run to the seats in right field with two outs in the first.
Chicago took the lead with Navarro’s one out triple. cheap Avisail Garcia jersey walked after that, but Navarro was tagged out at home on a fielder’s choice before Fister retired cheap Tim Anderson jersey to limit the damage.
The White Sox jerseys had a chance to pad their lead in the third, but cheap Adam Eaton jersey couldn’t beat the throw home on a two out single by Brett Lawrie. Eaton leaped over the head of catcher cheap Evan Gattis jersey on the play, but Gattis was still able to apply the tag.
Danny Worth drew a walk to start Houston’s third before a bunt single by cheap Jake Marisnick jersey. Houston cheap mlb jerseys china tied it at 2 2 when Worth scored on a sacrifice bunt by cheap Marwin Gonzalez jersey and took the lead on an RBI single by Altuve.
After a short coaching visit to the mound, cheap Carlos Correa jersey pushed the lead to 4 2 on a run scoring single.
Sale settled down after that, retiring 13 of the next 14 batters he faced, until cheap George Springer jersey singled to start the eighth. Gonzalez reached on an error by cheap Todd Frazier jersey after that to end Sale’s day.
“He just finds a way to finally find a groove,” manager Robin Ventura said. “Once he got the lead you just knew he was going to be able to extend it and get through it.”
Sale, who tossed a complete game against Houston on May 19, improved to 5 1 with a 1.31 ERA and 65 strikeouts in six career starts against the Astros jerseys.
Astros jerseys: RHP cheap Lance McCullers jersey will start for Houston on Monday after missing his last start with a blister on his right index finger.
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