Sale looks to return to form vs. Brewers

June, 22, 2012
6/22/12
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Powers By Scott Powers
ESPNChicago.com
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CHICAGO -- Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale looks to bounce back from his worst outing of the season when he returns to the mound against the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday.

Sale allowed seven hits, five runs and four walks in 5 2/3 innings during his last start against the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 15. He hadn't given up more than three runs and three walks in any previous start this season.

Despite Sale's one-game struggles, he remains one of the top pitchers in baseball this season. He's 8-2 with a 2.46 ERA. He's walked 22 hitters and struck out 82 in 80 1/3 innings this season.

Here's the White Sox's lineup against the Brewers and their starter Zack Greinke (7-2, 3.10) on Friday:


1. Alejandro De Aza, CF
2. Gordon Beckham, 2B
3. Adam Dunn, DH
4. Paul Konerko, 1B
5. Alex Rios, RF
6. A.J. Pierzynski, C
7. Dayan Viciedo, LF
8. Alexei Ramirez, SS
9. Orlando Hudson, 3B
Scott Powers is a general reporter for ESPNChicago.com. He is an award-winning journalist and has been reporting on preps, colleges and pros for publications throughout the Midwest since 1997.

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Conor Gillaspie
BA HR RBI R
.305 5 46 46
OTHER LEADERS
HRJ. Abreu 33
RBIJ. Abreu 93
RJ. Abreu 67
OPSJ. Abreu .962
WC. Sale 10
ERAC. Sale 2.12
SOC. Sale 158