Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale walks to the dugout after giving up two runs against the Houston Astros during the second inning in Game 1 of a baseball American League Championship Series on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Red Sox ace Sale out of hospital, cleared to rejoin team

October 15, 2018 - 5:15 pm

HOUSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale has been released from the hospital and cleared to rejoin the team in Houston before Game 3 of the AL Championship Series.

The Red Sox said Sale was released from Massachusetts General Hospital on Monday. He had spent the night in the hospital for observation because of a stomach illness.

Game 3 of the series is Tuesday.

The 29-year-old Sale struggled with his control in Boston's 7-2 home loss to the Astros in the series opener Saturday night. The left-hander allowed two runs, walked four walks and hit a batter in four innings.

His illness was announced by the team during Game 2 on Sunday night, which the Red Sox won to even the series.


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