By Gethin Coolbaugh, The Sports Xchange
BOSTON -- Boston's Chris Sale and New York's Luis Severino are both hoping their strong first halves will carry over when the two meet Saturday as the Red Sox host the rival Yankees at Fenway Park.
Both Sale and Severino earned All-Star nods for their respective clubs, with Sale getting the start for the American League. Severino did not pitch in the game.
A six-time All-Star, Sale (11-4, 2.75 ERA) allowed three hits and struck out two in two scoreless innings in his second consecutive start in the Midsummer Classic on Tuesday.