Currently riding a three-game losing streak, the Chicago White Sox now lead the AL Central by just one game over the Detroit Tigers entering Sunday's action. The White Sox have lost consecutive games in Detroit, cutting their division lead from three games to just one within a matter of days.
With an overall record of 72-60, the White Sox are still in a strong position to make the postseason. Even if they somehow manage to fall behind the Tigers in the AL Central standings, a wild card spot is still within reach. Chicago is currently just one game behind the Baltimore Orioles for the second wild card, and three games behind the Athletics.
The White Sox do have some other reasons to be optimistic as well, including a strong run differential. Teams that score significantly more than their opponents tend to do better going forward, and Chicago has a much stronger run differential than either Detroit or Oakland.