BOSTON (AP) — Chris Sale understands it’s a perfect time for the Boston Red Sox to be cautious with his troublesome shoulder.He’s just frustrated that he’s back on the disabled list.Boston returned the ace lefty to the 10-day disabled list Saturday after just one healthy start. He was already on the DL earlier this month with what the team called mild shoulder inflammation.Last Sunday http://www.chicagocubsteamshop.com/authentic-kerry-wood-jersey , he was activated against the Baltimore Orioles and struck out 12 in five shutout innings, which extended his scoreless innings streak to 28. He is 12-4 with an AL-leading 1.97 ERA and 6-0 with a 0.20 ERA in his last seven starts.“It’s definitely less than it was last time,” he said, standing in the middle of the clubhouse before Boston’s scheduled game against Tampa Bay. “It didn’t bounce back, wasn’t really responding the way we wanted it to. Given kind of where we are, it was kind of right call to give it some rest and stay on top of it. You don’t want to be playing catch up during a time like this.”With Boston holding a big lead in the AL East and the best record in the majors, Sale will get some rest for what the team hopes will be a long postseason run.“Obviously terrible timing, not exactly the most ideal situation. To be honest, quite miserable for me. But, at the same time, I’m not going to sit around and pout,” he said. “I’m going to keep my chin up. I’m on the best team that ever walked the planet. I’ve good teammates that have my back and I appreciate that.”Manager Alex Cora said the team wasn’t about to take any chances.“I think it’s a smart move Kris Bryant Jersey ,” he said. “This guy is very important to what we’re trying to accomplish and if he needs to skip one, two, three (starts), whatever, we’re willing to do that. He’ll be back. Like he said, he feels better than the last time we put him on the DL, so he’ll get his rest, he’ll go through treatment and we’ll go from there.”The 29-year-old Sale is a top contender for the AL Cy Young Award, but he understands the need to be patient this time. He said the treatments seem to be working.“We’ve done some strength stuff, some stretching, obviously treatment and stuff like that. It’s responding well to all of those, which is a good sign http://www.chicagocubsteamshop.com/authentic-addison-russell-jersey ,” he said. “I have strength in there, stability. Like I said, it’s just time waiting for that inflammation to get out.”The move Saturday was retroactive to Wednesday. To fill his roster spot, the Red Sox recalled righty Brandon Workman from Triple-A Pawtucket. It’s his third stint with the team this season. The reliever is 2-0 with a 2.59 ERA in 26 appearances.Sale was first put on the DL on July 31. BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles trudged off the field following a historic loss, still not absorbing that they are part of one of the worst teams in franchise history.The Orioles lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4 on Tuesday. It was the team’s 108th loss, the most in a season since arriving in Baltimore in 1954.“You’re either playing in October or you’re not,” manager Buck Showalter said. “But these types of things make people think how far away you are. Like I said before, those things can change quickly. A lot of things can get better.”The 1988 Orioles opened the season 0-21 and held the previous record for losses with a 54-107 finish. The overall franchise record for defeats is 111 set by the 1939 St. Louis Browns — a mark that could also be eclipsed by this year’s team.The Orioles led 4-2 in the seventh before a throwing error by third baseman Steve Wilkerson on a grounder by Teoscar Hernández allowed two runs to score. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. followed with a two-RBI single off reliever Paul Fry that that provided the margin of victory.Gurriel has reached base safely in 34 of his last 38 starts, batting .316 in that stretch.“I’ve noticed that (pitchers) changed a little bit, the way they approach me, and they are a little bit more careful,” Gurriel said through an interpreter. “But I have to do the same thing on my side to make adjustments. But I hit the ball hard lately http://www.chicagocubsteamshop.com/authentic-sammy-sosa-jersey , as well. I knew that was going to happen.”Dylan Bundy (8-15) started strong for the Orioles before being lifted with two outs in the seventh when the game unraveled. He was charged with five runs (two earned) and seven hits and six strikeouts. Bundy did not allow a home run for the first time since June 23, a span of 13 consecutive starts.“The season ain’t over yet, so I haven’t really wrapped my head around it yet,” Bundy said about the 108 losses. “I haven’t really thought about it too much. Just try to show up to work every day and get better.”Reliever Jake Petricka (3-1) pitched two scoreless innings. Tyler Clippard held the Orioles down in the eighth, setting up Ken Giles to earn his 23rd save.“Sometimes you win ugly, sometimes you win pretty,” Toronto manager John Gibbons said.Cedric Mullins led off the first inning with his fourth home run.The Orioles extended the lead to 4-0 off Aaron Sanchez in the fourth. Trey Mancini led off with a triple and scored on a sacrifice fly by Breyvic Valera. Mancini was initially called out but a review showed he touched the plate before catcher Reese McGuire applied the tag. DJ Stewart followed with his first career single and Chris Davis scored on a throwing error by right fielder Billy McKinney. Stewart scored on a throwing error by Sanchez.“You run through things many times in your head about how you think it’s going to go, but that’s the great thing about this game,” Stewart said about his first hit. “You never know what it will bring you and I’m just happy I got it done.”The Blue Jays got on the board in the fifth on an RBI single by Dwight Smith Jr. A fielder’s choice by Justin Smoak an inning later cut the margin to 4-2.ANOTHER FIRST FOR ORIOLESThe Orioles players and coaches wore specially designed jerseys and became the first American pro team to wear jerseys with Braille lettering. Tuesday was National Federation of the Blind Night at Oriole Park, in recognition of the team moving its headquarters to Baltimore 40 years ago.DOMINANCEThe Blue Jays have struggled, but more than 20 percent of their wins have come against Baltimore, going 14-4. Toronto can complete a three-game sweep Wednesday.TRAINER’S ROOMOrioles: RHP Alex Cobb (blister) threw off a mound Joe Maddon Jersey , but there is no timetable for his return. RHP Andrew Cashner is making progress with his injured knee, but manager Buck Showalter was uncertain if he will be pitch again this season. “Obviously, they’re both going to be with us next year and that will take precedent, to make sure that it’s in the best interest of their health,” Showalter said. . Rookie RHP Luis Ortiz (hamstring) will not pitch over the final two weeks.UP NEXTBlue Jays: Marco Estrada (7-12, 5.75 ERA) was moved up a day after throwing only 55 pitches in his last outing against the Yankees, allowing eight runs and six hits.Orioles: Jimmy Yacabonis (0-2, 7.22 ERA) will make his fifth start of the season.

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