And the rest is history ...

August, 6, 2012
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Greenberg By Jon Greenberg
ESPNChicago.com
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CHICAGO -- It was late in the game, under the Monday Night Lights, when Chris Sale picked off a Kansas City ball and looked for more contact.

Boom!

I know it's a couple days until the Bears open the preseason, but really, the football terminology is apt here, because without Sale, the Chicago White Sox would be getting ready for their fantasy football drafts.

With Sale, the first-place Sox are legitimate playoff contenders, gunning for life in October.


Jon Greenberg

Columnist, ESPNChicago.com
Jon Greenberg is a columnist for ESPNChicago.com. He has lived and worked in Chicago since 2003, and is a graduate of Ohio University and the University of Chicago.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Chris Sale
WINS ERA SO IP
3 2.30 29 27
OTHER LEADERS
BAA. Ramirez .360
HRJ. Abreu 5
RBIJ. Abreu 17
RA. Ramirez 15
OPSA. Ramirez .987
ERAC. Sale 2.30
SOC. Sale 29