Chase for the Pennant: Monday

September, 17, 2012
9/17/12
9:29
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Powers By Scott Powers
ESPNChicago.com
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Here’s a breakdown of the White Sox’s playoff picture in the American League Central and in the wild card going into Monday’s games:

Chicago White Sox (79-66 overall, 42-31 home, 37-35 road)


Lead the American League Central by two games over the Detroit Tigers
Would trail wild-card leaders by 3 games
Last 10 games: 6-4, defeated the Twins on Sunday, play the Tigers on Monday
Home games remaining: 8 (one with Tigers, three with Cleveland Indians, four with Tampa Bay Rays)
Road games remaining: 9 (three with Royals, three with Los Angeles Angels, three with Indians)


Detroit Tigers (77-68 overall, 43-28 home, 34-40 road)


Trail the White Sox by two games in the Central
Trail the wild-card leaders by 4 games
Last 10 games: 5-5, lost to the Indians on Sunday, play the White Sox on Monday
Home games remaining: 10 (three with Oakland Athletics, three with Twins, four with Royals)
Road games remaining: 7 (one with White Sox, three with Twins, three with Royals)


Oakland Athletics (84-62, 44-31 home, 40-31 road)


Lead the wild-card standings
Trail the Rangers by three games in the West
Last 10 games: 8-2, lost to the Orioles on Sunday, begin a three-game road series with the Tigers on Tuesday
Home games remaining: 6 (three with Mariners, three with Texas Rangers)
Road games remaining: 10 (three with Tigers, three with Yankees, four with Rangers)


Baltimore Orioles (82-64 overall, 42-32 home, 40-32 road)


Second place in the wild-card standings
Trail the Yankees by one game in the East
Last 10 games: 6-4, defeated the Athletics on Sunday, begin a three-game road series with the Mariners on Monday
Home games remaining: 7 (four with Blue Jays, three with Boston Red Sox)
Road games remaining: 9 (three with Mariners, three with Red Sox, three with Rays)


Tampa Bay Rays (78-68 overall, 39-32 home, 39-36 road)


Trail the wild-card leaders by four games
Last 10 games: 3-7, lost to the Yankees on Sunday, begin a four-game home series with the Red Sox on Monday
Home games remaining: 10 (four with Red Sox, three with Blue Jays, three with Orioles)
Road games remaining: 6 (two with Red Sox, four with White Sox)


Los Angeles Angels (80-67 overall, 40-32 home, 40-35 road)


Trail the wild-card leaders by 2 games
Last 10 games: 6-4, defeated the Royals on Sunday, begin a three-game home series with the Rangers on Tuesday
Home games remaining: 9 (three with Rangers, three with White Sox, three with Mariners)
Road games remaining: 6 (three with Rangers, three with Mariners)


New York Yankees (83-63 overall, 43-29 home, 40-34 road)


Lead the East by one game over the Orioles
Last 10 games: 6-4, defeated the Rays on Sunday, begin a three-game home series with the Blue Jays on Tuesday
Home games remaining: 9 (three with Blue Jays, three with Athletics, three with Red Sox)
Road games remaining: 7 (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
.320 33 99 71
OTHER LEADERS
HRJ. Abreu 33
RBIJ. Abreu 99
RJ. Abreu 71
OPSJ. Abreu .983
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ERAC. Sale 2.11
SOC. Sale 178