It's 13 in a row against the Royals and Twins after this 3 game series vs Oakland. That gives me hope. That and the 10 home games in a row starting now. The White Sox have a cream puff ending too, but it's a little tougher than ours. They play the Angels instead of Oakland, which is sort of a push. But then they have a 4 game series against the Rays. ' Although they are outside the playoffs, the Rays have given up the fewest runs in the AL and have a +71 run differential, which basically means that they are better than we are. They even have more wins. To put our position in perspective: If the Sox win according to their average, then they are expected to go 9-7 (I rounded up due to the easy schedule). That means that Detroit would have to go 12-4 to catch them and 13-3 to overtake them. Either of those are certainly possible, but are probably factored into ESPN's calculation that our playoff odds are down to 18% at this point. 8-8 by the Sox means we have to go at least 11-5. This seems much more achievable. What we really probably need is for the Sox to lose some of those 1 run ballgames and to somehow play sub .500 baseball on the final lap. Just gotta get in... ala the NY Giants.