Chase for the Pennant: Tuesday

September, 18, 2012
9/18/12
10:37
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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 Tuesday’s games:

Chicago White Sox (80-66 overall, 43-31 home, 37-35 road)


Lead the American League Central by three games over the Detroit Tigers
Last 10 games: 6-4, defeated the Tigers on Monday, begin a three-game road series with the Royals on Tuesday
Home games remaining: 7 (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 (77-69 overall, 43-28 home, 34-41 road)


Trail the White Sox by three games in the Central
Trail the wild-card leaders by 5 games
Last 10 games: 4-6, lost to the White Sox on Monday, begin a three-game home series with the Athletics on Tuesday
Home games remaining: 10 (three with Athletics, three with Twins, four with Royals)
Road games remaining: 6 (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, had Monday off, 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 (83-64 overall, 42-32 home, 41-32 road)


Second place in the wild-card standings
Trail the Yankees by game in the East
Last 10 games: 6-4, defeated the Mariners on Monday, play the Mariners again on Tuesday
Home games remaining: 7 (four with Blue Jays, three with Boston Red Sox)
Road games remaining: 8 (two with Mariners, three with Red Sox, three with Rays)


Tampa Bay Rays (78-69 overall, 39-33 home, 39-36 road)


Trail the wild-card leaders by five games
Last 10 games: 3-7, lost to the Red Sox on Monday, play the Red Sox again on Tuesday
Home games remaining: 9 (three 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 three games
Last 10 games: 6-4, had Monday off, 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 game over the Orioles
Last 10 games: 6-4, had Monday off, 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
10 1.88 122 110
OTHER LEADERS
BAJ. Abreu .294
HRJ. Abreu 30
RBIJ. Abreu 79
RJ. Abreu 54
OPSJ. Abreu .963
ERAC. Sale 1.88
SOC. Sale 122