Chris Sale drops to 0-5 as Tampa Bay Rays beat Boston Red Sox 5-2
Chris Sale is still searching for answers — and a victory, too.
The Boston Red Sox ace remained winless in six starts this season, giving up Daniel Robertson’s two-run homer in the first inning and Yandy Diaz’s two-run triple in the second during a 5-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday.
Sale (0-5) gave up four runs — two earned — four hits and three walks in seven innings with eight strikeouts, lowering his ERA from 7.43 to 6.30.
After signing a $160 million, six-year contract in spring training, the 30-year-old left-hander is off to the worst start of his big league career.