BOSTON (CBS) — If Rafael Devers had not smacked a game-tying home run to left-center field off flamethrower Aroldis Chapman on Sunday night, then the Red Sox would have fallen to an improbable 0-3 against the Yankees in games started by Chris Sale this season.
Sunday night in the Bronx looked to be another excellent Sale start squandered, as the Red Sox could muster just one run off Yankees starter Jordan Montgomery.
Sale allowed one earned run, though it just as likely could have been ruled to have been unearned, as it came on a play when a fly ball bounced off Mookie Betts’ glove in right field.
Sale leads the American League with a 2.51 ERA, comfortably ahead of Corey Kluber (2.71) and James Paxton (2.78).
Barring any rainouts or other scheduling quirks, Sale is slated to face the Yankees yet again on Sunday Night Baseball on Sept. 3.
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