Chris Sale has been released from the hospital

He has been cleared to rejoin the team.

Chris Sale
Chris Sale is pictured after giving up two runs in the top of the second inning. –Jim Davis/Globe Staff

HOUSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale has been released from the hospital and cleared to rejoin the team in Houston before Game 3 of the AL Championship Series.

The Red Sox said Sale was released from Massachusetts General Hospital on Monday. He had spent the night in the hospital for observation because of a stomach illness.

Game 3 of the series is Tuesday.

The 29-year-old Sale struggled with his control in Boston’s 7-2 home loss to the Astros in the series opener Saturday night. The left-hander allowed two runs, walked four walks and hit a batter in four innings.

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His illness was announced by the team during Game 2 on Sunday night, which the Red Sox won to even the series.