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White Sox Enter The All-Star Break With The Division Lead, 10.5 Games Ahead Of Royals

The A.L. Central has gotten a lot more interesting over the past few weeks. It's not just the Royals trying to be part of the conversation (they're not anymore at 10.5 games back) but the White Sox surging ahead to take the division lead entering the All-Star break.

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It's convenient that they swept the Royals to end the break. SB Nation's Royals Review took a closer look at the White Sox and what they've done to get in this position.

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The White Sox were 22-29 at one point, and I don't even know if that was their low point. They were simply a miserable team for basically two full months. Thanks to two long winning streaks, and some little bits of good play mixed in,the White Sox have gone 27-9 in their last 36 games. If you like drama, this is a fantastic development: a three-team race would be tremendous, and the White Sox are fun to have around. This looks like one of the easier teams to upgrade via trade and Kenny Williams tends to be aggressive.

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Check out the full divisional rundown on the A.L. Central at Royals Review, where Will McDonald admits he picked the last place Indians to win it.