Chase for the pennant: Saturday

September, 22, 2012
9/22/12
7:25
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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 Saturday’s games:

Chicago White Sox (81-69 overall, 43-31 home, 38-38 road)


Lead the American League Central by 1 games over the Detroit Tigers
Last 10 games: 5-5, lost to the Angels on Friday, the play the Angels again on Saturday
Home games remaining: 7 (three with Indians, four with Rays)
Road games remaining: 5 (two with Angels, three with Indians)

Detroit Tigers (79-70 overall, 45-29 home, 34-41 road)


Trail the White Sox by 1 games in the Central
Trail the wild-card leaders by 5 games
Last 10 games: 6-4, Friday’s game with the Twins was postponed due to rain, will play the Twins on Saturday
Home games remaining: 7 (three with Twins, four with Royals)
Road games remaining: 6 (three with Twins, three with Royals)


Oakland Athletics (85-65, 44-31 home, 41-34 road)


Second place in the wild-card standings
Trail the Rangers by four games in the West
Last 10 games: 5-5, lost to the Yankees on Friday, play the Yankees again on Saturday
Home games remaining: 6 (three with Mariners, three with Rangers)
Road games remaining: 6 (two with Yankees, four with Rangers)


Baltimore Orioles (86-64 overall, 42-32 home, 44-32 road)


Lead the wild-card standings
Trail the Yankees by one game in the East
Last 10 games: 8-2, defeated the Red Sox on Friday, play the Red Sox again on Saturday
Home games remaining: 7 (four with Blue Jays, three with Red Sox)
Road games remaining: 5 (two with Red Sox, three with Rays)


Tampa Bay Rays (81-70 overall, 42-34 home, 39-36 road)


Trail the wild-card leaders by 4 games
Last 10 games: 4-6, defeated the Blue Jays on Friday, play the Blue Jays again on Saturday
Home games remaining: 5 (two with Blue Jays, three with Orioles)
Road games remaining: 6 (two with Red Sox, four with White Sox)


Los Angeles Angels (82-69 overall, 42-34 home, 40-35 road)


Trail the wild-card leaders by 3 games
Last 10 games: 5-5, defeated the White Sox on Friday, play the White Sox again on Saturday
Home games remaining: 5 (two with White Sox, three with Mariners)
Road games remaining: 6 (three with Rangers, three with Mariners)


New York Yankees (87-63 overall, 47-29 home, 40-34 road)


Lead the East by one game over the Orioles
Last 10 games: 8-2, defeated the Athletics on Friday, play the Athletics again on Saturday
Home games remaining: 5 (two 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 .319
HRJ. Abreu 35
RBIJ. Abreu 103
RA. Ramirez 78
OPSJ. Abreu .975
ERAC. Sale 2.20
SOC. Sale 198