40 games. That is how many the White Sox have left in the 2011 season. Trailing the first-place Detroit Tigers by four games they need to start making a move now. Winning a series at home Sunday against the Kansas City Royals was a great way to get back on the right track.
The Sox got off to a fast start on Sunday in the series finale. Carlos Quentin had an RBI single and Brent Lillibridge hit a three-run homer to give the South Siders a quick 4-0 lead. The Sox would get two more in the fourth on sacrifice fly's by Carlos Quentin and Alex Rios. Mitch Maier hit a two-run single in the sixth to pull Kansas City to within four, but that would be all as the Sox won the series and the game 6-2.
John Danks pitched great for the Sox on Sunday. Danks went six innings and allowed two runs on four hits. The Royals didn't have their first hit until there were two outs in the sixth inning. The Sox lefty improved to 5-9 on the season.
Jeff Francis started off slow and never really got things going. Francis went just three and two-thirds innings and allowed six runs on ten hits. The veteran lefty is now 4-13 on the season.
The White Sox will enjoy a day off on Monday before starting a series Tuesday against the Cleveland Indians.