Chase for the Pennant: Friday

September, 7, 2012
9/07/12
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Powers By Scott Powers
ESPNChicago.com
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Here’s a breakdown of the Chicago White Sox’s playoff picture in the American League Central and in the wild card going into Friday’s games:

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 2 games
Last 10 games: 3-7, had Thursday off, 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 Rays)
Road games remaining: 12 (three with Twins, three with Royals, three with Los Angeles 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 3 games
Last 10 games: 5-5, had Thursday off, begin a three-game road series with the Angels on Friday
Home games remaining: 10 (three with Oakland 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)


Trail wild-card leaders by game, would fill the second wild-card spot
Last 10 games: 7-3, had Thursday off, 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 (77-60 overall, 38-30 home, 39-30 road)


Tied for first place in the East and in the wild-card standing with the Yankees
Last 10 games: 7-3, defeated the Yankees on Thursday, play the Yankees again on Friday
Home games remaining: 13 (three 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 the Orioles and Yankees by two games in the East
Trail wild-card leaders by two games
Last 10 games: 5-5, had Thursday off, 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 three games
Last 10 games: 8-2, had Thursday off, 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 (77-60 overall, 41-28 home, 36-32 road)


Tied for first place in the East and in the wild-card standing with the Orioles
Last 10 games: 3-7, lost to the Orioles on Thursday, play the Orioles again on Friday
Home games remaining: 12 (three with Rays, three with Blue Jays, three with Athletics, three with Red Sox)
Road games remaining: 13 (three 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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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