MLB Standings: White Sox, Cubs Pointed In Different Directions

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 20: Chicago White Sox fans head to the north side of Chicago for an Inter-league game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on May 20, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

The Cubs are in last place; the White Sox are in first place -- but both teams were supposed to be rebuilding in 2012.

The Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox have taken distinctly opposite turns since the season began. While both teams expected to undergo a rebuilding year in 2012, only one of them has looked like a rebuilding franchise, while the other -- the White Sox -- has looked like a playoff-hopeful team.

Currently sitting atop the AL Central, the White Sox sport a 33-27 record and a narrow lead over the Cleveland Indians:


AL Central Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
Chicago 33 27 .550 0 Lost 1
Cleveland 32 27 .542 0.5 Won 1
Detroit 28 32 .466 5 Won 2
Kansas City 24 34 .413 8 Lost 4
Minnesota 24 35 .406 8.5 Lost 1

(updated 6.11.2012 at 1:25 PM EDT)



Related: Breaking Up With The 2012 Pittsburgh Pirates

Meanwhile in the NL Central, the Cubs find themselves securely in last place and tied with the fewest wins in the majors, while the surprising Pittsburgh Pirates have taken a share of first:


NL Central Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
Pittsburgh 32 27 .542 0 Won 4
Cincinnati 32 27 .542 0 Lost 2
St. Louis 31 30 .508 2 Lost 1
Milwaukee 28 32 .466 4.5 Won 1
Houston 26 34 .433 6.5 Won 1
Chicago 20 40 .333 12.5 Won 1

(updated 6.11.2012 at 1:26 PM EDT)


For more news and update from around the MLB, drop by Baseball Nation with Rob Neyer, or check out the White Sox blog South Side Sox or the Cubs blog Bleed Cubbie Blue.

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