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Daily Red Sox Links: Chris Sale, Travis Shaw, Drew Pomeranz

Today we are still in wonder of Chris Sale even after a loss, Travis Shaw is a sleeper MVP contender and Drew Pomeranz has a better cutter.

MLB: Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Even though the Red Sox dropped a 4-1 decision to the Rays last night and Chris Sale was tagged with the L, it doesn’t downgrade what Sale has done in the first half. (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald)

In fact, Sale is in rare company and is up there in contention for the title of best pitcher in baseball. (Tony Blengino; Fangraphs)

Travis Shaw was traded away and now he’s a sleeper candidate for NL MVP. But, hey, Tyler Thornburg. (Kevin Dillon; MassLive)

The Red Sox are in first place and they have been for a little while now. Will they stay there? (Chad Finn;

Drew Pomeranz. Everybody wants to talk about how Pomeranz is turning things around. Here’s a look with his cutter taking the spotlight. (Michael Beller;

Tzu-Wei Lin and Devon Marrero are making it work at third base. It’s not ideal, but its the best solution so far. (Jason Mastrodonato; Boston Herald)