Third to first

Third to first

• The White Sox play 23 of their next 26 games against teams above .500, including the division-leading Red Sox, Tigers, and Rangers. Chicago is 30-37 against teams with winning records this season and 11-11 against the trio of Boston, Detroit and Texas.

• The White Sox bullpen has a 3.08 ERA (36 ER in 105 1/3 IP) in the season's second half so far, and has posted a 1.96 ERA (10 ER in 46 IP) over the past 16 games.

Manny Randhawa is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.