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Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Chris Sale tossed his first complete game of 
the season as the Chicago White Sox defeated the San Diego Padres, 4-1, in the 
finale of a three-game set. 

Sale  (5-0) fanned nine batters and allowed just one run on two hits to become 
the  first White Sox left-handed  starter to  begin a  season 5-0  since Mark 
Buehrle in 2009. 

"I  just  tried to  do what i  always do. I  tried to  fill up the zone, throw 
quality  strikes and  get as  deep as  I  can into  games," said  Sale. "As  a 
starting pitcher, that's your job." 

Paul Konerko went 2-for-3 with a double and a home run and drove in three runs 
for  the White Sox, who snapped a two-game skid. Tyler Flowers also homered in 
the triumph. 

Chase  Headley  provided San  Diego's lone  run with a  homer and Tommy Medica 
singled as San Diego, which was looking for its first sweep of the season, had 
just two hits. 

Eric  Stults (2-6) was tagged for four runs on five hits with one walk and six 
strikeouts over six innings in the loss. 

Konerko stroked a Solo shot to left to give the White Sox an early lead in the 
second. 

Sale  was perfect through four before Headley crushed a two-seam fastball into 
the left-field seats to lead off the fifth. 

"You can see why this guy is one of the best pitchers in the American League," 
said Padres manager Bud Black on Sale. "He had it working today." 

The White Sox regained the lead in the bottom of the fifth when Flowers sent a 
solo  shot of his  own past the glove of a leaping Medica and over the wall in 
left. 

Dayan  Viciedo  was safe on  a force out before  Alexei Ramirez took a two-out 
walk  in  the sixth. Konerko's double  down the left-field line brought in two 
runs, staking the Solid navy;background-color:yellow"> White Sox to a 4-1 lead. 

                                   Game Notes 

The White Sox lead  the all-time  series 5-4  ... Sale  has allowed just two 
earned  runs  over his last  four starts ... Sale's  last complete game was on 
August 12, 2013 against Detroit. 

 
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