Chase for the pennant: Sunday

September, 23, 2012
9/23/12
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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 Sunday’s games:

Chicago White Sox (81-70 overall, 43-31 home, 38-39 road)


Lead the American League Central by game over the Detroit Tigers
Last 10 games: 5-5, lost to the Angels on Saturday, the play the Angels again on Sunday
Home games remaining: 7 (three with Indians, four with Rays)
Road games remaining: 4 (one with Angels, three with Indians)

Detroit Tigers (80-70 overall, 46-29 home, 34-41 road)


Trail the White Sox by game in the Central
Trail the wild-card leaders by 4 games
Last 10 games: 7-3, defeated the Twins on Saturday, will play the Twins in a doubleheader on Sunday
Home games remaining: 6 (two with Twins, four with Royals)
Road games remaining: 6 (three with Twins, three with Royals)


Oakland Athletics (85-66, 44-31 home, 41-35 road)


Second place in the wild-card standings
Trail the Rangers by four games in the West
Last 10 games: 4-6, lost to the Yankees on Saturday, play the Yankees again on Sunday
Home games remaining: 6 (three with Mariners, three with Rangers)
Road games remaining: 5 (one with Yankees, four with Rangers)


Baltimore Orioles (87-64 overall, 42-32 home, 45-32 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 Saturday, play the Red Sox again on Sunday
Home games remaining: 7 (four with Blue Jays, three with Red Sox)
Road games remaining: 4 (one with Red Sox, three with Rays)


Tampa Bay Rays (82-70 overall, 43-34 home, 39-36 road)


Trail the wild-card leaders by 3 games
Last 10 games: 5-5, defeated the Blue Jays on Saturday, play the Blue Jays again on Sunday
Home games remaining: 4 (one with Blue Jays, three with Orioles)
Road games remaining: 6 (two with Red Sox, four with White Sox)


Los Angeles Angels (83-69 overall, 43-34 home, 40-35 road)


Trail the wild-card leaders by 2 games
Last 10 games: 6-4, defeated the White Sox on Saturday, play the White Sox again on Sunday
Home games remaining: 4 (one with White Sox, three with Mariners)
Road games remaining: 6 (three with Rangers, three with Mariners)


New York Yankees (88-63 overall, 48-29 home, 40-34 road)


Lead the East by one game over the Orioles
Last 10 games: 9-1, defeated the Athletics on Saturday, play the Athletics again on Sunday
Home games remaining: 4 (one 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
.290 29 74 52
OTHER LEADERS
HRJ. Abreu 29
RBIJ. Abreu 74
RJ. Abreu 52
OPSJ. Abreu .954
WC. Sale 9
ERAJ. Quintana 3.15
SOJ. Quintana 118