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Chase for the pennant: Sunday

9/23/2012

Here’s a breakdown of the Chicago White Sox’s playoff picture in the American League Central and in the wild card going into Sunday’s games:

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

Lead the American League Central by ½ 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 ½ game in the Central

Trail the wild-card leaders by 4 ½ 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 ½ 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 ½ 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)