Detroit Tigers defeat Chicago White Sox, 9-2

For a team that seemed dead in the water in early June, nine games below .500 and making more news for its management squabbles than for its performance on the field, the White Sox have come a long way.

At least that's what the record would suggest. They're still a major league-best 55-35 since June 9 and drawing out their presumed mathematical elimination to the season's last days.

Still, the mood among many after a three-game sweep by the Minnesota Twins is that th...