If there is one pitcher built for the pressure of playing in Boston, it is Chris Sale. While some pitchers need time adapting to the competitive atmosphere in Boston, Sale has adjusted quite well.

That didn't stop Wednesday, as Chris Sale filled the stat box with an impressive line. Striking out 11, and not allowing a single hitter to cross home plate, as Chris Sale lead the Sox to a 4-0 win.

Sale's records

Wednesday's performance improved Sale's overall record to 13-4, while his eleven K's brought his total for the season up to 211. Sale also boasts a 2.34 ERA leading the American League among pitcher.

Sale has now struck out 20 batters in his last two games on the road.

Sale has pitched like a stud and has embraced the role as the Red Sox ace. If the Cy Young candidate can continue to pitch like this, he is a sure lock to run away with the award, as he leads many categories in the A.L. in stats.

Aside from leading in E.R.A (2.34), wins (13), and strikeouts(211), Sale leads strikeouts per 9 innings with 12.8 and innings pitched(148.1), according to Baseball Reference.

Last week, reported by ESPN, Sales joined a class of Hall of Famer's, as fastest pitcher to strike out 200 in 20 games or less. More impressive, according to Elias Sports Bureau, Sales reached the milestone with the fewest amount of innings (141 1/3) needed of any pitcher in American League history.

With Chris Sale's intensity and pale lunch mentality, Sale stands to be favorite among Red Sox fans for quite some time, assuming Red Sox management can retain his services for a long term contract. Red Sox pitching has been solid behind the ace all season long aside from the disappointing season of last year's Cy Young winner, Rick Porcello.

Devers and Sale Lead Sox Over Mariners

On Wednesday, Red Sox improved to 56-47, remaining one game up on the Yankees for first place in the A.L. East.

Before Wednesday's victory over the Mariners, the Red Sox had lost four games in a row. Behind Chris Sale's commanding performance on the mound, the Sox got a lift from a top prospect, 20-year-old, Raphael Devers, who became the youngest Red Sox player to hit a Home Run in 50 years since Tony Conigliaro did 50 years ago.

Devers added a single in the seventh inning.

The Red Sox will play against Kansas City on Friday, as David Price will take the mound. Kansas City has been hot of late winning eight games in a row.

Wednesday, MLive.com reported, the Royals routed the Tigers putting up a staggering 16 runs and 22 hits.

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