Second place seems about right for Sox

September, 28, 2012
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Greenberg By Jon Greenberg
ESPNChicago.com
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CHICAGO -- This isn't an obituary, because you don't publish those when the subject is still technically alive.

No, this is more like the call you make to family and friends when an elderly relative is sick. "You might want to come say goodbye. They don't have long."

The end is near and everyone knows it. After the Chicago White Sox's eighth loss in nine games, 3-2 to Tampa Bay on Thursday, their postgame clubhouse felt defeated and funereal. For a team that has spent 117 days in first place, this feels like a second-place team.

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Jon Greenberg

Columnist, ESPNChicago.com
Jon Greenberg is a columnist for ESPNChicago.com. He has lived and worked in Chicago since 2003, and is a graduate of Ohio University and the University of Chicago.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Chris Sale
WINS ERA SO IP
10 2.03 165 142
OTHER LEADERS
BAJ. Abreu .308
HRJ. Abreu 33
RBIJ. Abreu 94
RJ. Abreu 69
OPSJ. Abreu .967
ERAC. Sale 2.03
SOC. Sale 165