A Sox fan's fantasy: 10 things I'd like to see in this week's showdown vs. the Tigers

A Sox fan's fantasy: 10 things I'd like to see in this week's showdown vs. the Tigers

Please indulge me while I fantasize about this week's four-game series with the Tigers.

1. Jose Quintana rebounds with a solid outing tonight, the Sox win the opener and take a three-game division lead over their A.L. Central rivals from Motown.

2. Brett Myers returns to being Brett Myers and gives us uneventful eighth innings and Addison Reed closes without creating any angst.

3. Kevin Youkilis returns from paternity leave with a bang and makes us forget Ray Olmedo's dismal performance yesterday out of the No. 2 hole.

4. Unable to start because of that pesky oblique, Adam Dunn hits a pinch-hit homer off of Jose Valverde--a la Kirk Gibson--to win one of the four games.

5. Paul Konerko has a monster series with a combination of doubles, homers and two-out RBIs.

6. Gavin Floyd returns from the DL on Wednesday and hurls a gutsy seven innings, setting the stage for Myers and Reed to close it out.

7.  Either Dan Johnson, Dewayne Wise, Jordan Danks or Orlando Hudson win a game with a clutch late-inning hit.

8.  Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder and Delmon Young are silenced by White Sox pitching.

9. Chris Sale bests Justin Verlander for his 17th victory.

10. White Sox sweep, take a six-game division lead.

A guy can dream, can't he?


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