CHICAGO -- It was hard for White Sox players to miss the conclusion of Detroit's 5-4 walk-off victory over the Royals on Thursday afternoon, completing a four-game sweep at Comerica Park. But even at two games back, the White Sox still are more concerned about themselves than the Tigers.
They are hoping for one more run, following their dismal 1-8 drought, to propel them back into postseason contention.
"I hope so. I think we do. We believe we do," White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski said before Thursday's 3-2 loss. "Otherwise, there's no point in playing the games. We've put ourselves in this position by playing good baseball and putting the day before behind us."
"You never quit. You never give up and even when you are eliminated, you keep on playing the game hard," White Sox reliever Matt Thornton said. "You play the game the right way. That should be everyone's makeup, you never give in. But obviously we're down a game and a half. We have to go out and win as many as you can because that's all we can worry about is winning ballgames."