Chase for the Pennant: Thursday

September, 6, 2012
9/06/12
12:13
PM CT
Powers By Scott Powers
ESPNChicago.com
Archive
Here’s a breakdown of the White Sox’s playoff picture in the American League Central and in the wild card as of Thursday:

Chicago White Sox (74-62 overall, 40-27 home, 34-35 road)

  • Lead the American League Central by one game over the Tigers
  • Would trail wild-card leaders by two games
    Last 10 games: 3-7, defeated the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday, begin three-game home series with the Kansas City Royals on Friday
    Home games remaining: 14 (three with Royals, four with Tigers, three with Cleveland Indians, four with Tampa Bay Rays)
    Road games remaining: 12 (three with Twins, three with Royals, three with Angels, three with Indians)


    Detroit Tigers (73-63 overall, 43-28 home, 30-35 road)

  • Trail White Sox by one game in the Central
  • Trail wild-card leaders by three games
    Last 10 games: 5-5, defeated the Indians on Wednesday, begin a three-game road series with the Angels on Friday
    Home games remaining: 10 (three with Athletics, three with Twins, four with Royals)
    Road games remaining: 16 (three with Angels, four with White Sox, three with Indians, three with Twins, three with Royals)


    Oakland Athletics (76-60, 42-30 home, 34-30 road)


    Tied for first place in the wild-card standings
    Last 10 games: 7-3, lost to the Angels on Wednesday, begin a three-game series with the Seattle Mariners on Friday
    Home games remaining: 9 (three with Orioles, three with Mariners, three with Texas Rangers)
    Road games remaining: 17 (three with Mariners, four with Angels, three with Tigers, three with Yankees, four with Rangers)


    Baltimore Orioles (76-60 overall, 37-30 home, 39-30 road)

  • Trail Yankees by one game in the East
  • Tied for first place in the wild-card standings
    Last 10 games: 7-2, lost to the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday, begin four-game home series with the Yankees on Thursday
    Home games remaining: 14 (four with Yankees, three with Rays, four with Blue Jays, three with Boston Red Sox)
    Road games remaining: 12 (three with Athletics, three with Mariners, three with Red Sox, three with Rays)


    Tampa Bay Rays (75-62 overall, 37-31 home, 38-31 road)

  • Trail Yankees by 2 games in the East
  • Trail wild-card leaders by 1 games
    Last 10 games: 5-5, lost to the Yankees on Wednesday, begin three-game home series with the Rangers on Friday
    Home games remaining: 13 (three with Rangers, four with Red Sox, three with Blue Jays, three with Orioles)
    Road games remaining: 12 (three with Orioles, three with Yankees, two with Red Sox, four with White Sox)


    Los Angeles Angels (74-63 overall, 36-29 home, 38-34 road)

  • Trail wild-card leaders by 2 games
    Last 10 games: 8-2, defeated the Athletics on Wednesday, begin a three-game home series with the Tigers on Friday
    Home games remaining: 16 (three with Tigers, four with Athletics, three with Texas Rangers, three with White Sox, three with Seattle Mariners)
    Road games remaining: 9 (three with Royals, three with Rangers, three with Mariners)


    New York Yankees (77-59 overall, 41-28 home, 36-31 road)

  • Lead the East by one game over the Orioles
  • Would be in first place in the wild-card standings by one game
    Last 10 games: 4-6, defeated the Rays on Wednesday, begin four-game road series with Orioles on Thursday
    Home games remaining: 12 (three with Rays, three with Blue Jays, three with Athletics, three with Red Sox)
    Road games remaining: 14 (four with Orioles, three with Red Sox, three with Twins, four with Blue Jays)
  • Scott Powers is the Blackhawks beat reporter for ESPNChicago.com. He is an award-winning journalist and has been reporting on preps, colleges and pros for publications throughout the Midwest since 1997.

    SPONSORED HEADLINES

    Comments

    You must be signed in to post a comment

    Already have an account?

    TEAM LEADERS

    WINS LEADER
    Chris Sale
    WINS ERA SO IP
    12 2.17 208 174
    OTHER LEADERS
    BAJ. Abreu .317
    HRJ. Abreu 36
    RBIJ. Abreu 107
    RA. Ramirez 82
    OPSJ. Abreu .964
    ERAC. Sale 2.17
    SOC. Sale 208