Sale first to 12 wins, White Sox beat Red Sox 3-1
BOSTON (AP) Chris Sale became the majors' first 12-game winner while tying his season high with nine strikeouts, Tim Anderson led off the game with his first career homer and the Chicago White Sox beat the Boston Red Sox 3-1 on Tuesday night.
Todd Frazier hit his 20th homer and David Robertson got his 18th save for the White Sox, who won consecutive games for just the second time in June.
Sale (12-2) went seven innings, allowed four hits and walked one. Chicago led the whole way after Anderson homered to left on the first pitch from Clay Buchholz (3-7) in the right-hander's return to Boston's rotation after spending about a month in the bullpen.
Adam Eaton doubled on Buchholz's second pitch and later scored on a sacrifice fly by Melky Cabrera.