|2013 Regular Season|
The White Sox say they expect Sale to make his next scheduled start against the Cubs on Tuesday. The left-hander is 5-2 with a 2.53 ERA and has thrown 23 consecutive scoreless innings.
Sale has recorded a win in four of his last five starts, allowing only five runs in 38 innings.
Sale struck out seven on just 98 pitches for his first career shutout and third win in his last four outings. The one-hitter was Chicago's first since Zach Stewart had one on Sept. 5, 2011, at Minnesota. He pitched the third one-hitter in three days in the majors, joining St. Louis' Shelby Miller and Boston's Jon Lester, who both had theirs on Friday night.
Sale is 2-0 with a 2.11 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP over his last three starts.
Sale will start Monday's game on his regular four days' rest. The left-hander will be opposed by Royals right-hander James Shields, a rematch of the season opener that the White Sox won 1-0.
Sale has settled into a nice groove, going 2-1 with a 2.57 ERA over his last three outings.
Sale (2-2) is 11-3 with a 2.26 ERA at home in 17 starts dating to the beginning of the 2012 season.
Sale (1-2) gave up a career-high eight runs in his previous start on Sunday at Cleveland, but was sharper in this one.
Sale gave up eight hits, including two home runs. He's now 1-1 with a 5.21 ERA on the season.
Sale struck out seven and gave up five hits. He has a 1.84 ERA on the season.
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