The two teams play each 13 times in the second half. If either team can win the head to head match up decisively they will put themselves in a good position to take the division. Nothing really stands out as a clear advantage in the other games.
Both teams play every other AL team in the second half. The average winning percentage of the White Sox opponents is .523 while the Tiger's opponents winning percentage is .513. The difference mainly comes from the extra 3 games the Sox have against the Yankees, the 2 against the Twins, and of course, the 13 games against each other.
Even though the Twins have a better record than the Indians, I'm glad the Sox get more games against Minnesota in the second half. The Indians have been giving the Sox a lot of trouble since last September.
Hopefully, the Sox will be fortunate enough not to have to face Santana and Liriano in every series against the Twins. But Gardenhire's recent history suggests that he will do everything possible to make that happen.