Detroit Tigers defeat Chicago White Sox, 9-7

It's a strange time of year for the White Sox to be traveling west, and even stranger that the schedule has waited this long to send them to Anaheim for the first time.

But scheduling is a sore spot for most teams, and it has gotten complicated for the Sox because a commitment to ESPN made Sunday's homestand finale against Detroit a night game, meaning an all-night flight west.

For a team still barely alive mathematically in a division race, the combination is brutal...