Chase for the pennant: Monday

September, 24, 2012
9/24/12
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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 Monday’s games:

Chicago White Sox (81-71 overall, 43-31 home, 38-40 road)


Lead the American League Central by one game over the Detroit Tigers
Would trail the wild-card leaders by five games
Last 10 games: 5-5, lost to the Angels on Sunday, begin a three-game home series with the Indians on Monday
Home games remaining: 7 (three with Indians, four with Rays)
Road games remaining: 3 (three with Indians)


Detroit Tigers (80-72 overall, 46-31 home, 34-41 road)


Trail the White Sox by one game in the Central
Trail the wild-card leaders by six games
Last 10 games: 5-5, lost to the Twins twice on Sunday, being a four-game home series with the Royals on Monday
Home games remaining: 4 (four with Royals)
Road games remaining: 6 (three with Twins, three with Royals)


Oakland Athletics (86-66, 44-31 home, 42-35 road)


Second place in the wild-card standings
Trail the Rangers by four games in the West
Last 10 games: 4-6, defeated the Yankees on Sunday, begin a four-game road series with the Rangers on Monday
Home games remaining: 6 (three with Mariners, three with Rangers)
Road games remaining: 4 (four with Rangers)


Baltimore Orioles (87-65 overall, 42-32 home, 45-33 road)


Lead the wild-card standings
Trail the Yankees by one game in the East
Last 10 games: 7-3, lost to the Red Sox on Sunday, begin a four-game home series with the Blue Jays on Monday
Home games remaining: 7 (four with Blue Jays, three with Red Sox)
Road games remaining: 3 (three with Rays)


Tampa Bay Rays (83-70 overall, 44-34 home, 39-36 road)


Trail the wild-card leaders by 3 games
Last 10 games: 6-4, defeated the Blue Jays on Sunday, begin a two-game road series with the Red Sox on Tuesday
Home games remaining: 3 (three with Orioles)
Road games remaining: 6 (two with Red Sox, four with White Sox)


Los Angeles Angels (84-69 overall, 44-34 home, 40-35 road)


Trail the wild-card leaders by 2 games
Last 10 games: 7-3, defeated the White Sox on Sunday, begin a three-game home series with the Mariners on Tuesday
Home games remaining: 3 (three with Mariners)
Road games remaining: 6 (three with Rangers, three with Mariners)


New York Yankees (88-64 overall, 48-30 home, 40-34 road)


Lead the East by one game over the Orioles
Last 10 games: 8-2, lost to the Athletics on Sunday, begin a three-game road series with the Twins on Monday
Home games remaining: 3 (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
11 2.11 178 149
OTHER LEADERS
BAJ. Abreu .320
HRJ. Abreu 33
RBIJ. Abreu 99
RJ. Abreu 71
OPSJ. Abreu .983
ERAC. Sale 2.11
SOC. Sale 178