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BALTIMORE (AP) — Uncomfortable watching his teammates play without him and uncertain how he would fare after spending two weeks on the disabled list Jacoby Ellsbury Jersey , Chris Sale was both excited and curious as he prepared to pitch again for the Boston Red Sox.Turns out, Sale was just as dominant as ever — maybe even more so.Sale celebrated his return by striking out 12 in five shutout innings of one-hit ball, and the Red Sox moved 50 games over .500 by completing a sweep of the lowly Baltimore Orioles with a 4-1 victory on Sunday.Sale (12-4) was placed on the DL on July 28 with left shoulder inflammation. Judging by his performance, the injury is no longer an issue.“You never really know what you’re going to get until you get out there,” the left-hander said. “I felt good and I felt strong.”Sale allowed just a clean, third-inning single to left field by Renato Nunez, and walked none. He struck out the side twice and fanned at least two in his other three innings.Best of all, he finally got to contribute to a victory.“Going on DL is not a lot of fun. You don’t want to be on the sidelines,” Sale said. “I just want to go out there and give my team a chance to win. I had fun today. Today was a good day.”It didn’t take long for the Orioles to realize they were in for a rough afternoon.“Sale took it to a different level ,” Baltimore manager Buck Showalter said. “The first fastball he threw today was 98, the second one was 99. He was throwing a changeup at 88 http://www.yankeesfanproshop.com/authentic-don-mattingly-jersey , 90. Doesn’t seem fair.”Sale is 7-0 over his last nine starts, a streak he started before making his third consecutive start in the All-Star Game on July 17. He owns a 0.20 ERA over his last seven outings and leads the AL at 1.97 for the year.Sale also took over the major league lead in strikeouts with 219 — Washington ace Max Scherzer has 216 and starts Sunday night against the Cubs.As tempting as it was to send Sale out for another inning, or rush him into his next start, Boston manager Alex Cora has every intention of keeping his ace fresh.“He’s starting next Sunday,” Cora said. “We’re just happy that he’s back.”Craig Kimbrel, the last of five Boston relievers, worked the ninth for his 35th save. Steve Pearce homered for the Red Sox, who have won 10 of 11 to improve to 85-35. Boston took all four at Camden Yards this week and is 14-2 against the Orioles, who are 49 1/2 games behind the Red Sox in the AL East.Baltimore struck out 18 times in its fifth straight loss. The Orioles have endured at least nine losing streaks of five games or more this season.“Sale was on the bump today and he had his good stuff,” shortstop Tim Beckham said. “It’s a grind. The whole season has been a grind.”Alex Cobb (3-15) took the loss despite allowing only two runs, one earned Aroldis Chapman Jersey , over seven innings.“To pitch seven innings against that lineup in a day game, that’s impressive,” Showalter said. “We just couldn’t score any runs.”Pearce hit a solo shot to left in the third inning, Brock Holt scored on an error by right fielder Adam Jones in the fourth.Baltimore loaded the bases with two outs in the sixth before Ryan Brasier entered and struck out Trey Mancini on a 3-2 pitch.After Mancini delivered a sacrifice fly in the eighth to make it 2-1, Matt Barnes struck out Tim Beckham with the potential tying run on third.In the Boston ninth, Jackie Bradley Jr. singled in a run and scored on a double by Mookie Betts.TRAINER’S ROOMRed Sox: SS Xander Bogaerts was given the day off after jamming his left pinky finger sliding into third base Saturday night. X-rays were negative. … LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (right ankle sprain) had a bullpen session. “It was really good,” he said.Orioles: OF/DH Mark Trumbo did not start because of a sore right knee. He entered as a pinch-hitter in the ninth and struck out.UP NEXTRed Sox: Boston gets a day off Monday before starting a two-game series at Philadelphia on Tuesday. The Red Sox are 8-2 against the NL.Orioles: After taking Monday off, Baltimore hosts the Mets on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Orioles beat the Mets 2-1 and 1-0 in June. PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neal Huntington remained bullish on his team even after parting with stars Gerrit Cole and Andrew McCutchen in the offseason. Even after a swoon through June wiped out a hot start. Even after his club found itself floundering in early July.And when the Pirates responded with a 15-4 surge that seemed to validate his optimism, he sent a message at the non-waiver trade deadline. The Pirates are intent on winning. Not just in 2018, but beyond.Pittsburgh acquired starting pitcher Chris Archer from Tampa Bay and closer Keone Kela from the Texas Rangers in moves that cost the team top prospects in outfielder Austin Meadows and pitchers Tyler Glasnow and Taylor Hearn as well as two players to be named.The decision to deal three players considered a part of the club’s next wave wasn’t easy. But Huntington believed it was necessary to bolster a group that has a chance to reach the playoffs.The Pirates entered Tuesday night’s game against the NL Central-leading Chicago Cubs 3 games out of the second wild-card spot thanks to a torrid stretch that began July 8.”Given the quality of the core, the players we have and those who are still on the horizon Didi Gregorius Jersey , the ability to add two players such as this, we feel, pushed us into a higher level and allows us to believe we are going to be one of those teams that has a legitimate chance to make the postseason not only this year (but beyond),” Huntington said.Archer, a two-time All-Star, is 3-5 with a 4.31 ERA in 17 starts this season for the Rays. The 29-year-old adds experience to a Pirates rotation that includes three starters – Jameson Taillon, Trevor Williams and Joe Musgrove – 26 or younger.”I’m excited,” Archer said following a round of hugs in the Tampa Bay clubhouse shortly after the deal was announced. ”They’re super-hot right now, and they want me. They gave up their top two guys. Guys with some really good upside. I’m excited to be part of the organization that wants me, part of a rich baseball history, a hard-working community. I can’t wait to get there.”Neither move is a rental for Pittsburgh http://www.yankeesfanproshop.com/authentic-greg-bird-jersey , which was the only team to not sign a major-league free agent last winter despite parting with cornerstones Cole and McCutchen in January.The 25-year-old Kela has 24 saves and a 3.44 ERA. He will be arbitration-eligible beginning next season and will not be eligible for free agency until after the 2021 season.Pittsburgh will assume the remaining $2,049,731 in Archer’s $6.25 million salary. He also receives a $500,000 assignment bonus for the trade. His deal includes a $7.5 million salary for 2019, a $9 million team option for 2020 with a $1.75 million buyout and an $11 million club option for 2021 with a $250,000 buyout.”To get Keone with two-plus years of potential contribution and who knows behind that, to get Chris Archer with three years plus this year where he’s going to impact our wins, those were really good gets in our mind,” Huntington said.Meadows, a first-round pick in the 2013 draft, hit .292 with five home runs and 13 RBIs in 49 for the Pirates after making his major league debut on May 17. The 24-year-old Glasnow dominated as a starter in the minors but struggled during his first season-plus in Pittsburgh Dellin Betances Jersey , going 2-7 with a 7.69 ERA in 15 games (13 starts) in 2017. The Pirates moved Glasnow to the bullpen this season with better results. The 6-foot-8 right-hander is 1-2 with a 4.34 ERA in 34 appearances.The 23-year-old Hearn was acquired from Washington at the trade deadline two years ago. Hearn has gone 3-6 with a 3.12 ERA in 19 starts with Double-A Altoona this season.Now all three are moving on, while Pittsburgh is moving forward in an attempt to make headway in the playoff race. Ten NL teams entered play on Tuesday within 5 games of a postseason berth. Just over three weeks removed from being a season-worst eight games under .500 (40-48), the Pirates are one of them.Pittsburgh heads to the stretch with an improved rotation and a back end of the bullpen that suddenly looks formidable, with Kela joining All-Star close Felipe Vazquez and setup man Kyle Crick. The plan for now is to have Vazquez continue to work the ninth with Kela and Crick working ahead of him, though Vazquez is open to changing his role if it means the Pirates play meaningful games into September and maybe even beyond.”Yeah, we’re here to win games,” Vazquez said. ”It’s up to (manager Clint Hurdle). He’s the boss. I just follow. We’re there, if he decides lefty-lefty matchup, I’m up for it. It doesn’t matter. We’re trying to win games.”—AP Baseball Writer Ronald Blum contributed to this report.

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