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Chase for the pennant: Saturday

9/22/2012

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 ½ 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 ½ games in the Central

Trail the wild-card leaders by 5 ½ 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 ½ 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 ½ 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)