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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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Chris Sale
WINS ERA SO IP
12 2.20 198 168
OTHER LEADERS
BAJ. Abreu .318
HRJ. Abreu 35
RBIJ. Abreu 105
RA. Ramirez 80
OPSJ. Abreu .971
ERAC. Sale 2.20
SOC. Sale 198