Chicago White Sox defeat Detroit Tigers, 8-4

Mark Teahen was signed to play third base for the White Sox, but after more than two months on the disabled list, watching his teammates zoom to the top of the Central Division, Teahen has no problem wearing an outfielder's glove or first baseman's mitt.

''They told me to be ready to play first, third or the outfield,'' Teahen said Friday.

Teahen's first assignment was right field, in part to give Carlos Quentin a night off after going 3-for-9 on the homestand -- and...

Beating the Minnesota Twins isn't the only priority for the White Sox in their quest to win the American League Central.

Beating the American League Central -- period -- is the other.

''If you look at all the divisions and all the records, the team that has the best record against their own division and primarily against the team that they were fighting with, the team with that record usually wins the division,'' Paul Konerko said Friday. ''There are exceptions to th...