By Gethin Coolbaugh, The Sports Xchange
BOSTON -- Chris Sale snapped back to Cy Young Award-caliber form against the Tampa Bay Rays, even though the Boston Red Sox really did not need him to do so on Saturday night.
Sale struck out eight over six scoreless innings, but the Red Sox's bats erupted for nine runs as they blanked the Rays 9-0 in game two of a three-game weekend set at Fenway Park.
"It's nice. Any time your offense goes out there and flat-out explodes -- I mean, they went off tonight -- that's nice to see," said Sale (16-7), who was 1-3 with a 5.48 ERA in his previous four starts.