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Paul Sullivan: Hitting refresh button may be Chris Sale's key to winning Cy Young, once he returns from DL

Seemingly in good position to finally win the American League Cy Young Award, Red Sox ace Chris Sale was placed on the disabled list again Saturday with mild left shoulder inflammation.

The Red Sox hope it's a minor setback for Sale, who came off the DL with a dominant five-inning win Sunday and was scheduled to start Sunday against the Rays at Fenway Park. He's having his greatest season to date, going 12-4 with a league-leading 1.97 ERA, an 0.85 WHIP and 13.5 strikeouts per nine innings while becoming the seventh pitcher in AL history with 200 or more strikeouts in six consecutive seasons.

With the Indians' Trevor Bauer

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