From Memorial Day:
Chris Sale absolutely dominated Tampa Bay, striking out 15 Rays over 7 13 innings as the White Sox extended their winning streak to six with a 2-1 win in St. Pete. Here's what Sale had to say after the game:
Sale fell two strikeouts short of tying the franchise record, but he did break a Tropicana Field record in his start. And he sparked a good discussion on CTL about whether he's elevated himself to ace status:
Adam Dunn's two-run homer provided all the support Sale and the White Sox needed. The blast was Dunn's 11th of May, which equaled his entire 2011 season total.
Here's a scheduling oddity: the White Sox don't play Cleveland again until Sept. 24, when they close out the season with six of their final 10 games against the Tribe.
The White Sox recent run bumped them into my top 5 and Tony Andracki's top 10 in our MLB power rankings for this week.
Jim looked at the White Sox recent success at home and birthday boy James looks back at the fun of last week.
Around the division: Jim Leyland got tossed as Detroit fell to Boston 7-4, Justin Verlander is sick of being an automatic out at the plate, the Twins released Jason Marquis and beat Oakland 5-4 and the Indians called up Lonnie Chisenhall and beat Kansas City 8-4.