CLEVELAND -- The reasons for the White Sox fade over the past 12 games are as wide-ranging as the various disciplines of the game. But whether the offense isn't scoring enough runs or misfiring with runners in scoring position or it's the pitching allowing too many runs, there has been no finger-pointing.
"We went through the ups and downs together and had each others' backs to the end," White Sox reliever Matt Thornton said. "Any time we struggled, there has never been any finger-pointing at anyone. It was a team loss or team win. You always want to keep that sort of group of guys together."
"I know a lot of people are going to blame the offense. We just didn't score enough," White Sox starting pitcher Jake Peavy said. "But there's no separation in this clubhouse. We're a team on all aspects of the ball and weren't good enough."