Chase for the pennant: Thursday

September, 13, 2012
9/13/12
12:52
PM CT
By modrowskir
ESPNChicago.com
Here’s a breakdown of the Chicago White Sox’s playoff picture in the American League Central and in the wild card going into Thursday’s games:

Chicago White Sox (76-66 overall, 42-31 home, 34-35 road)


Lead the American League Central by one game over the Detroit Tigers
Would trail wild-card leaders by four games
Last 10 games: 4-6, lost to the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday, play the Tigers again on Thursday
Home games remaining: 8 (one 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 (75-67 overall, 43-28 home, 32-39 road)


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


Oakland Athletics (82-60, 42-30 home, 40-30 road)


Lead the wild-card standings
Last 10 games: 7-3, defeated the Angels on Wednesday, play the Angels again on Thursday
Home games remaining: 9 (three with Orioles, three with Mariners, three with Texas Rangers)
Road games remaining: 11 (one with Angels, three with Tigers, three with Yankees, four with Rangers)


Baltimore Orioles (80-62 overall, 40-32 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: 7-3, defeated the Rays on Wednesday, play the Rays again on Thursday
Home games remaining: 8 (one 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 (77-65 overall, 39-32 home, 38-33 road)


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


Los Angeles Angels (77-66 overall, 39-32 home, 38-34 road)


Trail the wild-card leaders by 3 games
Last 10 games: 6-4, lost to the Athletics on Wednesday, play the Athletics again on Thursday
Home games remaining: 10 (one 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 (80-62 overall, 41-28 home, 39-34 road)


Tied with the Orioles for first place in the East and second place in the wild-card standings
Last 10 games: 4-6, defeated the Red Sox on Wednesday, play the Red Sox again on Thursday
Home games remaining: 12 (three with Rays, three with Blue Jays, three with Athletics, three with Red Sox)
Road games remaining: 8 (one with Red Sox, three with Twins, four with Blue Jays)

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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