In the latest 2012 MLB standings, the Chicago White Sox have started to create separation in the American League Central. On Wednesday (May 30), the White Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 to extend their winning streak to eight games. It was another impressive victory for the team and allowed them to create a game and a half lead in the Central over the Cleveland Indians.
The win over Tampa Bay completed another sweep for the White Sox; showing that the team can beat up on some of the best opponents in the AL this year. The White Sox have won nine of their last 10 games, have passed up the Detroit Tigers and Indians in the standings and now are tied for the second best record in the entire AL. Outscoring opponents by 37 runs so far this season, the White Sox have shown that their offense is definitely capable of keeping up with the rest of the league.
The most shocking statistic of the success that the White Sox have found is that most of it is coming on the road. The team is now 17-9 away from Chicago, giving them the best road record in the league. The team is just 12-13 at home, possibly showing that they could really start moving away from the rest of the competition if the White Sox can find a way to start winning games in Chicago.
Do you think that the Chicago White Sox have a team that is good enough to continue leading the 2012 MLB standings? Are the White Sox really this much better than the Tigers? Or is this just a fluke that will right itself in the coming weeks?