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

BA LEADER
Jose Abreu
BA HR RBI R
.317 36 107 80
OTHER LEADERS
HRJ. Abreu 36
RBIJ. Abreu 107
RA. Ramirez 82
OPSJ. Abreu .964
WC. Sale 12
ERAC. Sale 2.17
SOC. Sale 208