Boston Red Sox vs Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Boston Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale will be in familiar territory when he tries to extend his streak of games with double-digit strikeouts to a major-league-record-tying eight on Friday night against the Oakland Athletics.
Sale already shares the record with former Boston star Pedro Martinez, having accomplished the feat in 2015 with the Chicago White Sox.
This year, Sale (4-2, 2.15 ERA) leads the majors with 85 strikeouts, failing to fan at least 10 only in the first of his eight starts. He is tied with Randy Johnson (1998, Houston Astros) for the most strikeouts in major league history by a pitcher in his first eight starts with a team.Read More...