Chase for the pennant: Wednesday

September, 26, 2012
9/26/12
11:49
AM CT
By Staff
ESPNChicago.com
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 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 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)

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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