MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chris Sale struck out 11 in eight solid innings in his return from suspension to lift the Chicago White Sox to a 4-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night.
Chicago ended a seven-game road losing streak despite another modest offensive effort. It didn’t matter with Sale (3-1) on the mound, as the lanky left-hander made every run count before David Robertson converted his sixth save to end it.
Milwaukee’s Elian Herrera homered for the third straight day, but Brewers reliever Michael Blazek (3-1) faltered late.
Sale looked nothing like the pitcher who’d given up 13 runs over his previous two starts against Minnesota and Detroit in returning from a five-game suspension for his role in an April 23 brawl with Kansas City.
The biggest reason was his command.