Calm before September storm

Steady approach of Ventura and White Sox about to be put to test in final month

Updated: August 31, 2012, 12:56 PM ET
By Michael Wilbon | ESPNChicago.com

BALTIMORE -- Robin Ventura is aware of the skepticism, aware of all the experts picking the Detroit Tigers to waste the Chicago White Sox this weekend in Detroit and ultimately take control of the AL Central.

The Tigers were everybody's darlings when spring training began, and have remained so, it seems, even though the White Sox as a team have pitched better, had more timely hitting, gotten more out of a string of young and unproven players who have been remarkably steady so far in ...

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