KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For the rebuilding White Sox, watching the Cleveland Indians run roughshod over everyone in their path — they won their 21st consecutive game Tuesday — is a daunting reminder of how far they need to climb to get where they want to be.

The defending American League champion Indians are the class of the Sox’ Central Division, which also includes the 2015 World Series champion and 2014 AL champion Royals.

“Whether it’s the Royals or Indians, clubs who’ve done what they’ve done what they’ve done, you want a measuring stick and those are the clubs you’re looking at to see what you need to do to put yourself in the position they’re in right now,” said Sox manager Rick Renteria, whose team was swept by the Indians in four games . “When you see a feat like that … you look at those clubs as a barometer. And you’re watching the Twins, who continue to improve. KC has excellent players. You use all these clubs as barometers for where you stand and what you can possibly be.”

The Sox (57-87) need to go 6-12 to avoid losing 100 games for the first time since they were 56-106 in 1970. …read more

Source:: Chicago Sun-Times – Sports

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