Chris Sale’s historic start grabs attention & puts focus on key cards


He’s been an All-Star, he’s been an ace and he’s been a bit overlooked on cardboard.

But that last part could be changing soon for Chris Sale.

With his third complete game of the year Thursday night, the Chicago White Sox ace became the first pitcher in nearly a decade to start the season 9-0 after nine starts — and he’s only the fourth pitcher to reach the mark that fast since 1950. He’s also off to the second-best start in franchise history with the record being a 12-0 run by Eddie Cicotte way back in 1919.

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