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Nice start to Trayce Thompson's big-league career, as he's 12 for 23 (.522) with two doubles, a triple and two homers. You may have heard of his brothers or father, but that's a different sport so I'll stick to baseball.
Doesn't 15 strikeouts in a game being Chris Sale's career-high seem low for him? When he's on like he was Sunday, him getting up into the 20s on a career night seems likely at some point.
They've gone 3-3 since the last rankings and have lost eight of their last 12. They are here due to lack of options, not quality play. Keep this in mind as we run through the mess below.
Crashing back down to Earth?
That's now six wins in a row and they're too close to contention to justify selling parts with big-leaguers coming in return.
One of those teams walking the tightrope between being a seller and either standing pat or going for it. The four-game series beginning Thursday against the Indians will be a big factor in making a determination, given the timing and opponent.
Many initially thought they'd be contenders and then later sellers at the trade deadline. Now they've won nine of their last 12 and have been beating good teams, such as the Cardinals and Cubs.
Still a big believer in Carlos Rodon. Remember, he's only 22 and has just 10 career starts.
This probably sums up the state of the offense: Heading into Tuesday night, there were only seven qualified hitters who had a worse slugging percentage than Melky Cabrera. His spot in the Sox order that night? Three-hole.
Chris Sale has now done something (12 strikeouts or more in five straight starts) that only Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez have ever done. Wow.
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2015 Team Leaders
AVGJose Abreu , 1B.289
HRJose Abreu , 1B24
RBIJose Abreu , 1B80
OBPJose Abreu , 1B.345
SLGJose Abreu , 1B.503
RAdam Eaton , CF78
SBAlexei Ramirez , SS15
WChris Sale , SP12
ERAChris Sale , SP3.20
WHIPChris Sale , SP1.02
KChris Sale , SP229
SVDavid Robertson , RP27

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