The Chicago White Sox's offense is on fire. Another hit parade fueled Chicago to its fifth straight victory on Sunday as the South Siders defeated the Cleveland Indians 12-6 at U.S. Cellular Field. Chicago has now won nine of its last 10 games. The victory moves the Sox to within a half-game of the division-leading Indians, and improves the team's overall record to 26-22. Cleveland falls to 26-21.
First baseman Paul Konerko was great again, finishing 2-for-4 with a home run (his 11th of the season) and four RBI. Konerko's MLB-best batting average now sits at .399.
Gordon Beckham went 4-for-4 with a double and three runs scored. Alexei Ramirez is also finally starting to heat up, finishing the day 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI. Left fielder Dayan Viciedo went 2-for-5 with two RBI.
Chicago starter Gavin Floyd allowed 10 hits and five earned runs in five innings. He improves to 4-5 with the win.