Flash Sale: The Immaculate Inning

August 27, 2021 Flash Sale: The Immaculate Inning

By: Jeff Yoder

Red Sox Ace Chris Sale Ties MLB Record With 3rd Career Immaculate Inning

Have a night, Chris Sale! The Red Sox 32-year-old lefty was dealing on Thursday night in Fenway as Boston blew out the Twins (12-2) in the series finale. Sale tossed 5.1 innings with eight strikeouts, two hits and two earned runs, but the real magic came in the third inning. Sale struck out all three batters on nine pitches — all strikes — for his third career immaculate inning. That’s noteworthy because only one other pitcher in MLB history has ever tallied three immaculate innings (Sandy Koufax).


Watch: Chris Sale Ks 3 in 9 Pitches of Immaculate Inning


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Yankees Streak Hits A DozenMake it 12 in a row for the Yankees! After surrendering a 6-0 lead to the A’s on Thursday, New York tallied the go-ahead run on an RBI single from Aaron Judge in the 9th to keep the streak alive.


Scherzer Ks 10Max Scherzer shouldered the load for the Dodgers in Thursday’s win against the Padres (4-0), striking out 10 with just two hits in 7.2 innings. L.A. swept San Diego in the three-game series.


Giants Sweep MetsThe best team in baseball boosted their win streak to five games on Thursday with their third straight win against the Mets in a sweep at Citi Bank Field. The Giants got a home run from Kris Bryant and a go-ahead RBI from Darin Ruf in the 8th inning for a 3-2 win. San Fran sits atop the league with 83 wins.


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