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

WINS LEADER
Chris Sale
WINS ERA SO IP
12 2.17 208 174
OTHER LEADERS
BAJ. Abreu .317
HRJ. Abreu 36
RBIJ. Abreu 107
RA. Ramirez 82
OPSJ. Abreu .964
ERAC. Sale 2.17
SOC. Sale 208