The Twins probably would have felt a lot worse about their 6-12 start if the White Sox and Tigers hadn't been sputtering, too.
Now, the Twins are riding a three-game winning streak, the Tigers look like they have their ship in order, but the White Sox are taking on some serious water.
Chicago is 1-10 in its past 11 games heading into a four-game series at Yankee Stadium. (Phil Humber starts for the White Sox tonight, opposite A.J. Burnett at 6:05 p.m., on ESPN.)
The White Sox just went to Detroit and got swept by a combined score of 21-3.
Offense has been the biggest problem, as the White Sox have averaged just 2.27 runs scored over the past 11 games. Alex Rios (.160 batting average, .463 OPS), Adam Dunn (.145 BA, .579 OPS) and Gordon Beckham (.208 BA, .591 OPS) are all having Aprils to forget.
"I think our scuffles are way overblown," White Sox hitting coach Greg Walker told reporters before his team was blanked the final two games in Detroit. "... I'm just sort of sick of the negative [stuff], I really am. We're not that bad."
The White Sox have faced some red-hot pitchers during their slump: Jered Weaver (5-0, 1.23 ERA), Dan Haren (4-1, 1.46), David Price (3-2, 3.19), James Shields (2-1, 2.35), Justin Verlander (2-2, 3.50) and Max Scherzer (4-0, 3.19).
We'll see if they can turn things around at Yankee Stadium, where they'll face Burnett, Ivan Nova, Bartolo Colon and CC Sabathia.