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Sunday, June 3, 2012
Sale named AL Pitcher of the Month

By ESPNChicago.com



Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale was named American League Pitcher of the Month for May on Sunday.

He was the second straight Sox pitcher to earn the honor -- Jake Peavy won the award in April.

Sale was 4-1 with a league-best 1.71 ERA in May. He had 35 strikeouts and allowed hitters only a .181 average over six games (five starts) during the month.

He finished the month on a three-game winning streak and ended with a seven-inning, no-run outing in which he struck out 15 on May 28 at Tampa Bay.

The last time Chicago won multiple AL Pitcher of the Month awards in a season was 2005, when Jon Garland (April), Mark Buehrle (May) and Jose Contreras (September) all earned the honor.