Oddsmakers peg Chris Sale as strong Cy Young candidate

Oddsmakers peg Chris Sale as strong Cy Young candidate
March 12, 2014, 12:30 pm
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The sports-betting website Bovada has its odds out for the 2014 baseball season and gave White Sox ace Chris Sale 12/1 odds to win the American League Cy Young.

Those odds are tied for the fifth-best among AL pitchers, behind Texas' Yu Darvish (8/1), Tampa Bay's David Price (9/1), Boston's Clay Buccholz and Detroit's Max Scherzer (10/1). Two others pitchers were given 12/1 odds in addition to Sale: Detroit's Justin Verlander and Tampa Bay's Matt Moore.

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Sale finished fifth in AL Cy Young voting in 2013 and sixth in 2012. Over the last two years, Sale has a 3.06 ERA over 406 1/3 innings with 418 strikeouts and five complete games, including a shutout.

Other notable pitchers with worse odds than Sale: Seattle's Felix Hernandez (15/1), New York's Masahiro Tanaka (15/1), Detroit's Anibal Sanchez (18/1), Boston's Jon Lester (20/1) and Toronto's Mark Buehrle (75/1).