It took just 2 hours and 16 minutes for the Boston Red Sox to shutout the Los Angeles Angels 3-0 on Thursday night, August 8th in the 1st game of the 4 game series. It was a return to form of their ace Chris Sale who struck out 13 and allowed just 2 hits.

Sale went 8 innings and didn't walk a batter. He retired 16 consecutive batters from the final out of the 1st inning through the final out of the 6th inning. He now has 206 strikeouts for the season and joins Roger Clemens (8) and Pedro Martinez (6) as the only Red Sox pitcher to have as many as 200 strikeouts in at least 3 seasons. Sale is also the only major league pitcher with 200 plus strikeouts in each of the last 7 seasons.

Brandon Workman pitched a perfect 9th inning striking out 2 to pick up his 7th save of the season.

Sam Travis was 1-3 with a 2 run homer in the 2nd inning off of Dillon Peters. The homer went an estimated distance of 443 feet.

Sandy Leon hit a homer in the 5th inning for the other Red Sox run.

JD Martinez was 2-3 and extended his hitting streak to 7 games. Andrew Benintendi was 1-3 with a double.

The Red Sox are 5.5 games out of the 2nd wild card spot

With David Price going on the injured reserve list yesterday, Brian Johnson will start for Boston Friday night. The pregame starts at 6:10 and 1st pitch at 7:10. Hear this and every Red Sox game on AM 1370 WDEA in the Ellsworth and Bar Harbor area and The Rock 101.9 FM, WOZI in Presque Isle

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