White Sox riding wave of ups and downs

White Sox riding wave of ups and downs

BALTIMORE -- Since Aug. 14, it's been a tale of streaks for the White Sox.

Chicago won three straight over the Blue Jays, lost three straight to the Royals and took six straight from the Yankees and Mariners. A trip to Baltimore has brought consecutive losses to the Orioles heading into Wednesday's game, but manager Robin Ventura didn't attach to0 much significance to that roller-coaster ride.

"It's who you play, when you catch them, how their guys are feeling," Ventura said. "There's a lot of different things that go into it that you can't ever foresee. For me, it's more about our effort and how we prepare and go into it. The wins and losses are going to be what they are, but guys focusing and being ready every day is all you can ask."

The White Sox have also won their past seven home games and dropped five straight road contests.

Ventura isn't concerned, partly because he doesn't see a problem falling on certain pitchers.

"It would be one thing if it were a definite reason why," Ventura said. "It's just part of playing the game and having a long season."