Chicago White Sox: 3 takeaways from the Tigers series sweep

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The Chicago White Sox put on an easy sweep against the division rival Detroit Tigers at their home stadium in Detroit.

This series marked the first three-game stint the Sox went without second baseman, Nick Madrigal, who suffered a torn hamstring during the series against the Toronto Blue Jays, and that landed him on the 60-day IL.

Madrigal leads the team in batting average and is second on the team in hits. He also leads the team by a large margin with the least amount of strikeouts on the season with just 17 strikeouts.

While the Sox look to weather the storm of injuries to significant players, they were able to put away the Tigers with a sweep for the first time in Detroit’s stadium since 2008.

The Chicago White Sox have won 8 of their last 10 games going into this week.

The White Sox has an MLB-leading run differential of +106, 17 runs above the Los Angeles Dodgers +91 run differential. The team also leads the league in the least amount of runs allowed per game against their opponents, with a value of 3.42 runs per game.

The White Sox are now 17 games above .500 with a record of 41-24. They lead the AL Central division by 5.5 games over the Cleveland Indians. On the dark side, the White Sox has a tough schedule, their next series starting on June 14 against the Tampa Bay Rays and a four-game series against the Houston Astros after that one.

Before the Sox dive into one of the tougher parts of their schedule so far this season, it is imperative to see what went right against the Tigers this past series.