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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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Chris Sale
WINS ERA SO IP
10 2.03 165 142
OTHER LEADERS
BAJ. Abreu .312
HRJ. Abreu 33
RBIJ. Abreu 97
RJ. Abreu 70
OPSJ. Abreu .969
ERAC. Sale 2.03
SOC. Sale 165