ST. PETERSBURG, Fla – Chris Sale tossed a two-hitter, Melky Cabrera singled in Jimmy Rollins in the ninth and the Chicago White Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 1-0 on Friday night.
Sale (3-0), from nearby Lakeland, struck out nine for his best start to a season since going 5-0 in 2014. He retired 16 straight between singles by Desmond Jennings in the second and Steve Pearce in the seventh.
The game was delayed for about 10 minutes after the seventh so a woman struck by a foul ball in the bottom of the inning could get treatment.
The fan, sitting in box seats next to the Tampa Bay dugout on the first-base side, was taken off on a stretcher. The ball came off the bat of Rays designated hitter Steven Souza Jr.