2012 MLB Standings: Lots Of Work Ahead For Cubs, White Sox

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 20: The Chicago White Sox celebrate winning the winning the BP Cup over the Chicago Cubs during an interleague game at Wrigley Field on May 20, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

The White Sox are in second place in the AL Central, while the Cubs are stuck in last place in the NL Central.

The Cubs and White Sox met over the weekend and the Sox prevailed in all three games, helping them draw closer to the first place Indians in the AL Central. The Cubs, meanwhile, are seven games out of first place in the NL Central after a tough week -- their six-game losing streak is currently the longest in Major League Baseball.

Related: White Sox Vs. Cubs Score Update: White Sox Sweep Cubs

Here are the current standings in the central divisions:

AL Central
1. Cleveland (23-18)
2. White Sox (21-21; 2.5 games back)
3. Detroit (20-21)
4. Kansas City (16-24)
5. Minnesota (14-27)

NL Central
1. St. Louis (22-19)
2. Cincinnati (21-19)
3. Pittsburgh (19-22)
4. Houston (18-23)
5. Milwaukee (17-24)
6. Cubs (15-26; 7.0 games back)

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more in-depth coverage, visit Cubs blog Bleed Cubbie Blue and White Sox blog South Side Sox. For more from around Major League Baseball, head over to Baseball Nation.

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