The Chicago White Sox just got by the Kansas City Royals by a score of 2-1 in-game three this afternoon. If someone would have told us Kevin Youkilis would have back to back days going 0-4 you probably would have suggested for them to have their heads examined. That is exactly what Youkilis did, he went 0-8 in his last 8 at bats for the White Sox. The entire Chicago line up is suffering now. Alejandro De Aza went 0 for 5 today, Paul Konerko went 0 for 3 and Dayan Viciedo went 0 for 4.

Is the Kansas City Royals pitching staff that good. We didn’t even talk about the fact Alexei Ramirez went hit-less as well. The White Sox offense looks anything but like the offense we saw before the All-Star break. The White Sox may have won the game, they certainly had a little help from others in the A.L. Central to extend their lead. There were many when the season started that questioned if the White Sox had what it takes on this team to get into the play-offs. Perhaps the team is just in an offensive slump at this point of the season. If they don’t come out of it soon, others could catch them.

The Sox have a 3-1/2 game lead in the A.L. Central and it looks as though the Tigers are starting to turn things around. If the Chicago White Sox offense can’t get it going and soon, they could be faced with giving up first place. This is no time for the White Sox offense to take a breather.

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