Chase for the pennant: Wednesday

September, 12, 2012
9/12/12
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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 Wednesday’s games:

Chicago White Sox (76-65 overall, 42-30 home, 34-35 road)


Lead the American League Central by two games over the Detroit Tigers
Last 10 games: 4-6, lost to the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday, play the Tigers again on Wednesday
Home games remaining: 9 (two 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 (74-67 overall, 43-28 home, 31-39 road)


Trail the White Sox by two games in the Central
Trail the wild-card leaders by five games
Last 10 games: 4-6, defeated the White Sox on Tuesday, play the White Sox again on Wednesday
Home games remaining: 10 (three with Oakland Athletics, three with Twins, four with Royals)
Road games remaining: 11 (two with White Sox, three with Indians, three with Twins, three with Royals)


Oakland Athletics (81-60, 42-30 home, 39-30 road)


Lead the wild-card standings
Last 10 games: 7-3, defeated the Angels on Tuesday, play the Angels again on Wednesday
Home games remaining: 9 (three with Orioles, three with Mariners, three with Texas Rangers)
Road games remaining: 12 (two with Angels, three with Tigers, three with Yankees, four with Rangers)


Baltimore Orioles (79-62 overall, 39-32 home, 40-30 road)


Tied with the Yankees for first place in the East and second place in the wild-card standings
Last 10 games: 6-4, defeated the Rays on Tuesday, play the Rays again on Wednesday
Home games remaining: 9 (two 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 (77-64 overall, 39-32 home, 38-32 road)


Trail the Orioles and Yankees by two games in the East
Trail the wild-card leaders by two games
Last 10 games: 6-4, lost to the Orioles on Tuesday, play the Orioles again on Wednesday
Home games remaining: 10 (four with Red Sox, three with Blue Jays, three with Orioles)
Road games remaining: 11 (two with Orioles, three with Yankees, two with Red Sox, four with White Sox)


Los Angeles Angels (77-65 overall, 39-31 home, 38-34 road)


Trail the wild-card leaders by 2 games
Last 10 games: 7-3, lost to the Athletics on Tuesday, play the Athletics again on Wednesday
Home games remaining: 11 (two 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 (79-62 overall, 41-28 home, 38-34 road)


Tied with the Orioles for first place in the East and second place in the wild-card standings
Last 10 games: 4-6, lost to the Red Sox on Tuesday, play the Red Sox again on Wednesday
Home games remaining: 12 (three with Rays, three with Blue Jays, three with Athletics, three with Red Sox)
Road games remaining: 9 (two 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 2.20 198 168
OTHER LEADERS
BAJ. Abreu .319
HRJ. Abreu 35
RBIJ. Abreu 103
RA. Ramirez 78
OPSJ. Abreu .975
ERAC. Sale 2.20
SOC. Sale 198