Despite losing Monday’s opener of a three-game series at Texas and starting a 10-game trip through three cities, the White Sox are playing better than most teams going back to May 7.
On that day, the White Sox were in the second game of a nine-game West Coast swing. They won that night and won again the next day to take the series against the Seattle Mariners. The White Sox haven’t lost a series since, going 11-5 heading into play Tuesday.
Despite an inability to get on an extended winning streak or to make much of a dent in the Cleveland Indians' lead in the American League Central, the White Sox are playing better in nearly every area since their underperforming April.
Since May 7, the White Sox are batting .284 as a team and have outscored their opponents 71-48. The pitching staff has been impressive too, registering a 2.88 ERA over its last 144 innings.
Since Jake Peavy rejoined the rotation on May 11, the starting pitchers are 6-3 with a 3.58 ERA. Opponents are batting .261 against the starters over that stretch.