Chase for the pennant: Monday

September, 10, 2012
9/10/12
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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 race going into Monday’s games:

Chicago White Sox (75-64 overall, 41-29 home, 34-35 road)


Lead the American League Central by two games over the Detroit Tigers
Would trail the wild-card leaders by 3 games
Last 10 games: 3-7, lost to the Kansas City Royals on Sunday, begin a four-game home series with the Detroit Tigers on Monday
Home games remaining: 11 (four with Tigers, three with Cleveland Indians, four with Tampa Bay Rays)
Road games remaining: 12 (three with Twins, three with Royals, three with Los Angeles Angels, three with Indians)





Detroit Tigers (73-66 overall, 43-28 home, 30-38 road)


Trail the White Sox by two games in the Central
Trail the wild-card leaders by 4 games
Last 10 games: 4-6, lost to the Angels on Sunday, begin a four-game road series with the White Sox on Monday
Home games remaining: 10 (three with Oakland Athletics, three with Twins, four with Royals)
Road games remaining: 13 (four with White Sox, three with Indians, three with Twins, three with Royals)





Oakland Athletics (79-60, 42-30 home, 37-30 road)


Lead the wild-card standings
Last 10 games: 7-3, defeated the Seattle Mariners on Sunday, begin a four-game road series with the Angels on Monday
Home games remaining: 9 (three with Orioles, three with Mariners, three with Texas Rangers)
Road games remaining: 14 (four with Angels, three with Tigers, three with Yankees, four with Rangers)





Baltimore Orioles (78-62 overall, 39-32 home, 39-30 road)


Trail the Yankees by one game in the East
Second place in the wild-card standings
Last 10 games: 6-4, lost to the Yankees on Sunday, begin a three-game home series with the Rays on Tuesday
Home games remaining: 10 (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 (77-63 overall, 39-32 home, 38-31 road)


Trail the Yankees by two games in the East
Trail the wild-card leaders by one game
Last 10 games: 6-4, defeated the Rangers on Sunday, begin a three-game road series with the Orioles on Tuesday
Home games remaining: 10 (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 (77-63 overall, 39-29 home, 38-34 road)


Trail the wild-card leaders by one game
Last 10 games: 9-1, defeated the Tigers on Sunday, begin a four-game home series with the Athletics on Monday
Home games remaining: 13 (four with Athletics, three with Rangers, three with White Sox, three with Mariners)
Road games remaining: 9 (three with Royals, three with Rangers, three with Mariners)





New York Yankees (79-61 overall, 41-28 home, 38-33 road)


Lead the East by one game over the Orioles
Last 10 games: 4-6, defeated the Orioles on Sunday, begin a three-game road series with the Red Sox on Tuesday
Home games remaining: 12 (three with Rays, three with Blue Jays, three with Athletics, three with Red Sox)
Road games remaining: 10 (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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BA LEADER
Jose Abreu
BA HR RBI R
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OTHER LEADERS
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RBIJ. Abreu 107
RA. Ramirez 82
OPSJ. Abreu .964
WC. Sale 12
ERAC. Sale 2.17
SOC. Sale 208