The Chicago White Sox were picked by many to finish last in the American Central, but after a 9-3 win over the Cleveland Indians on Friday night, the White Sox find themselves only 2.5 games behind the division leading Indians. It is, of course, very early in the season, but it's still likely a point of pride for a team that was all but left for dead before a single pitch was even thrown in 2012.
On Friday night the White Sox were again powered by the resurgent Adam Dunn, whose two run homer in the second inning was his 15th of the season. Catcher A.J. Pierzynski followed that with a solo shot in the third to put the White Sox up 3-2, and the White Sox put up three runs on top of that in the sixth inning thanks to Aleixi Ramirez and Alejandro De Aza.
That was more than enough for rookie starter Jose Quintana, who gave up only two earned runs in six innings while striking out four and walking three. He gave way to Hector Santiago and Zach Stewart, who combined to give up one run in the final three innings.
The Sox have now won 7 of their last 10 games.