For a brief moment last week, when the Cubs took two of three games from the White Sox, it looked like the Cubs were poised for a turnaround and the Sox were slipping. The teams have reversed course recently, however, and Wednesday's games were solid examples: The Sox drubbed Minnesota 12-5 and the Cubs were pulverized 17-1 by the N.Y. Mets. Here's what else we took from the Chicago teams' recent performances.
Good news: Adam Dunn broke an 0-for-24 skid with three hits, including a homer. Pitcher Chris Sale (2.27 ERA) earned his ninth win Wednesday. Three games in, recently acquired Kevin Youkilis is 5-for-12. Is Kenny Williams enjoying a victory cigar?