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Chase for the pennant: Monday

9/10/2012

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 ½ 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 ½ 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)