Sale has been a different pitcher thus far in the second half, and not in a good way. His velocity is down, his stuff is flat and he hasn't missed many bats. In three starts since the break, he's seen his numbers take a hike.
As a result, Sale has gone from being an AL Cy Young favorite to being a guy on the fringe of the race.
Meanwhile, Tampa Bay Rays lefty David Price has been one of baseball's hottest pitchers for over a month at this point. He nearly won the Cy Young award in 2010, and he's making another strong run at it this season.
Scroll ahead to see where Sale and Price rank in this week's AL Cy Young rankings.