ANAHEIM -- Chris Sale takes the mound Monday for his 28th start and 29th appearance of 2012, bringing with him an 8-0 record and 1.20 ERA over his past nine starts at U.S. Cellular Field. Francisco Liriano gets the call Tuesday against the Indians, but Wednesday's starter, scheduled as Jake Peavy, could be changed. Peavy might get an extra day from Friday's start in Anaheim and open the four-game set against the Rays on Thursday.
As for Sale, he continues to feel strong at 18 1/3 innings away from 200 and the completion of his first year as a starter.
"Obviously it might take a little bit longer to bounce back," Sale said. "I just make sure I'm doing running and conditioning and stay on top of that. Once my fifth day comes up, usually I'm in a pretty good spot."