Here’s a quick look at the Chicago White Sox’s 12-5 win over the Minnesota Twins at Target Field on Wednesday:
What it means: The White Sox won their second consecutive series after dropping their previous five. They improved to five games over .500 and remained in first place in the American League Central.
Outside the box: Tuesday’s win by Gavin Floyd and Wednesday’s win by Sale marked the first time since May 27 and May 28 the two pitchers won back-to-back starts. The troubles have been mostly with Floyd since then, but he appears he’s back on track with two consecutive strong outings. The White Sox’s rotation may finally find some consistency.
Up next: The White Sox open a four-game series with the New York Yankees on Thursday. Dylan Axelrod (0-1, 4.85) will start for the White Sox and will be opposed by the Yankees’ Ivan Nova (9-2, 4.25) in the 6:05 p.m. CT start.