Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale is pitching like an ace again.  He officially put his slow start behind him a few starts ago and took it to another level on Tuesday night. 

Sale went 7 innings and recorded a career high 17 strikeouts.  The incredible outing put his name in the record books.

The lanky lefty is the first pitcher in MLB history to record 17 strikeouts in just 7 innings.

Somehow the Red Sox managed to lose the game 5-4 in 11 innings.  It’s been that kind of season for the defending champs, although they have been playing much better baseball lately.

Want More From Sports Gossip? 

For all the latest breaking Sports Gossip, be sure to follow on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.