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Chase for the pennant: Wednesday

9/26/2012

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

Chicago White Sox (82-72 overall, 44-32 home, 38-40 road)

Tied with the Detroit Tigers for first place in the American League Central

Would trail the wild-card leaders by five games

Last 10 games: 4-6, lost to the Indians on Tuesday, play the Indians again on Wednesday

Home games remaining: 5 (one with Indians, four with Rays)

Road games remaining: 3 (three with Indians)


Detroit Tigers (82-72 overall, 48-31 home, 34-41 road)

Tied with the White Sox for first place in the American League Central

Would trail the wild-card leaders by five games

Last 10 games: 5-5, defeated the Royals on Tuesday, play the Royals again on Wednesday

Home games remaining: 2 (two with Royals)

Road games remaining: 6 (three with Twins, three with Royals)


Oakland Athletics (87-67, 44-31 home, 43-36 road)

Second place in the wild-card standings

Trail the Rangers by four games in the West

Last 10 games: 4-6, defeated the Rangers on Tuesday, play the Rangers again on Wednesday

Home games remaining: 6 (three with Mariners, three with Rangers)

Road games remaining: 2 (two with Rangers)


Baltimore Orioles (88-67 overall, 43-34 home, 45-33 road)

Lead the wild-card standings

Trail the Yankees by 1 ½ games in the East

Last 10 games: 7-3, lost to the Blue Jays on Tuesday, play the Blue Jays again on Wednesday

Home games remaining: 4 (one with Blue Jays, three with Red Sox)

Road games remaining: 3 (three with Rays)


Tampa Bay Rays (84-70 overall, 44-34 home, 40-36 road)

Trail the wild-card leaders by three games

Last 10 games: 6-4, defeated the Red Sox on Tuesday, play the Red Sox again on Wednesday

Home games remaining: 3 (three with Orioles)

Road games remaining: 5 (one with Red Sox, four with White Sox)


Los Angeles Angels (85-69 overall, 45-34 home, 40-35 road)

Trail the wild-card leaders by two games

Last 10 games: 7-3, defeated the Mariners on Tuesday, play the Mariners again on Wednesday

Home games remaining: 2 (two with Mariners)

Road games remaining: 6 (three with Rangers, three with Mariners)


New York Yankees (89-65 overall, 48-30 home, 41-35 road)

Lead the East by 1 ½ games over the Orioles

Last 10 games: 8-2, lost to the Twins on Tuesday, play the Twins again on Wednesday

Home games remaining: 3 (three with Red Sox)

Road games remaining: 5 (one with Twins, four with Blue Jays)