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BoSox's Sale overpowers Twins, wins 10th

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BOSTON (AP) The way Chris Sale and the Boston relievers were pitching, the Red Sox didn't need to score a lot.

Sale went 6 1/3 overpowering innings with nine strikeouts, Mitch Moreland hit a solo homer for the third straight game and the Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 4-1 on Monday in a matchup of two of the AL's top teams.

"When you've got him on the mound, all you need is a couple and he's going to do the rest," Moreland said. "Obviously, tonight was another example of that."

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AL Pitcher Strikeouts
Rank Name K
1 C. Sale, Bos155
2 C. Archer, TB126
3 Y. Darvish, Tex109
4 M. Estrada, Tor102
5 L. McCullers Jr., Hou97
6 C. Carrasco, Cle96
7 L. Severino, NYY95
8t T. Bauer, Cle93
8t C. Kluber, Cle93
8t R. Porcello, Bos93
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NL Pitcher Strikeouts
Rank Name K
1 M. Scherzer, Was145
2 C. Kershaw, LAD123
3 R. Ray, Ari119
4 J. Samardzija, SF117
5 Z. Greinke, Ari116
6 J. deGrom, NYM113
7 C. Martínez, StL111
8 S. Strasburg, Was109
9 J. Lester, ChC97
10 G. González, Was95
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