Sep 28 1:47a
Sale struggled in his final start of the season, giving up four runs on nine hits and a walk with five strikeouts over just 5.1 innings against the Royals on Friday.
Sale seemed to tire toward the end of the season and has looked fairly hittable in two of his last three outings. He needed 96 pitches (64 strikes) to make it as far as he did, and while his command was good, his pitches lacked movement, and the Royals took advantage of it. He finishes the season with 11 wins, a 3.07 ERA and 226 strikeouts over 214.1 innings.