MLB Standings 2012: White Sox Stay In First With Sweep

Aug 1, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA: Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura walks off the field after talking with Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Jake Peavy (not pictured) in the eighth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. The White Sox won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

The 2012 MLB Standings show that the Chicago White Sox have expanded their lead in the AL Central.

The Chicago White Sox are still in first place, 2.5 games ahead of the Detroit Tigers in the AL Central, following a sweep of the Seattle Mariners this past weekend. Coming into the series, the White Sox were just 1.5 games ahead, but thanks to a Tigers' loss on Friday, the lead has expanded.

Robin Ventura's squad has now won six games in a row heading into a road series against the Baltimore Orioles.

The Chicago Cubs are not faring as well. They have lost seven of their past 10 games and have fallen 26.5 games behind the division-leading Cincinnati Reds. The Cubs are also 20.5 games back in the race for the Wild Card. With just over a month left in the season, mathematical elimination will likely come soon.

The road has been brutal to Chicago this season, as they are just 17-48 away from Wrigley Field.

For full Major League Baseball standings, go here.

For more on the White Sox, head to South Side Sox. Find news and analysis on the Cubs at Bleed Cubbie Blue. For all things baseball, head over to Baseball Nation.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Chicago

You must be a member of SB Nation Chicago to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Chicago. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Chicago

You must be a member of SB Nation Chicago to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Chicago. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.