Chase for the Pennant: Thursday

September, 6, 2012
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Powers By Scott Powers
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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 a general 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.

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