An offensive surge has propelled the Chicago White Sox to their longest winning streak of the season.
A solid start from Chris Sale helped the club begin its run.
Looking for a sixth consecutive victory, Sale and the White Sox face a stiff challenge Monday in the opener of a three-game road set against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Chicago (26-12) has totaled 52 runs and 64 hits during its five-game winning streak. The White Sox have scored at least 10 runs in three of their last four games, including a 12-6 victory over Cleveland on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep. Paul Konerko hit his 400th homer in a White Sox uniform to help them move within one-half game of the Indians for the AL Central lead.
The White Sox have homered in 13 straight games for the first time since 2006, and are batting .309 with 23 home runs during a 9-1 stretch.
"Its a nice roll," Konerko told the team's official website. "We've got to try to roll this out as best we can."