The Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox have taken distinctly opposite turns since the season began. While both teams expected to undergo a rebuilding year in 2012, only one of them has looked like a rebuilding franchise, while the other -- the White Sox -- has looked like a playoff-hopeful team.
Currently sitting atop the AL Central, the White Sox sport a 33-27 record and a narrow lead over the Cleveland Indians:
AL Central Standings
|Kansas City||24||34||.413||8||Lost 4|
(updated 6.11.2012 at 1:25 PM EDT)
Meanwhile in the NL Central, the Cubs find themselves securely in last place and tied with the fewest wins in the majors, while the surprising Pittsburgh Pirates have taken a share of first:
NL Central Standings
|St. Louis||31||30||.508||2||Lost 1|
(updated 6.11.2012 at 1:26 PM EDT)
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