The Chicago White Sox are one of the hottest teams in Major League Baseball and they increased their current winning streak to six with a win over Tampa Bay on Monday afternoon. Paul Konerko and A.J. Pierzynski are having career years; Adam Dunn and Alex Rios have bounced back nicely from rough seasons a year ago; Jake Peavy is finally having the impact on the mound that the Sox thought he'd have when they traded for him.
These developments have helped Chicago close in on first place in the AL Central, and they're starting to get more attention from the rest of baseball, too. In their latest power rankings for CSN, Tony Andracki and J.J. Stankevitz both have the White Sox in the top 10. Stankevitz has the Sox all the way up at No. 4, noting that they have the second best run differential in the American League.