Chase for the Pennant: Thursday

September, 27, 2012
9/27/12
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Powers By Scott Powers
ESPNChicago.com
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Here’s a breakdown of the White Sox’s playoff picture in the American League Central and in the wild card going into Thursday’s games:

Chicago White Sox (82-73 overall, 44-33 home, 38-40 road)


Trail the Detroit Tigers by one game in the American League Central
Would trail the wild-card leaders by six games
Last 10 games: 3-7, lost to the Indians on Wednesday, begin a four-game home series with the Rays on Thursday
Home games remaining: 4 (four with Rays)
Road games remaining: 3 (three with Indians)


Detroit Tigers (83-72 overall, 49-31 home, 34-41 road)


Lead the White Sox by one game in the American League Central
Last 10 games: 6-4, defeated the Royals on Wednesday, play the Royals again on Thursday
Home games remaining: 1 (one with Royals)
Road games remaining: 6 (three with Twins, three with Royals)


Oakland Athletics (88-67, 44-31 home, 44-36 road)


Second place in the wild-card standings
Trail the Rangers by three games in the West
Last 10 games: 4-6, defeated the Rangers on Wednesday, play the Rangers again on Thursday
Home games remaining: 6 (three with Mariners, three with Rangers)
Road games remaining: 1 (one with Rangers)


Baltimore Orioles (89-67 overall, 44-34 home, 45-33 road)


Lead the wild-card standings
Trail the Yankees by 1 games in the East
Last 10 games: 7-3, defeated the Blue Jays on Wednesday, begin a three-game home series with the Red Sox on Friday
Home games remaining: 3 (three with Red Sox)
Road games remaining: 3 (three with Rays)


Tampa Bay Rays (85-70 overall, 44-34 home, 41-36 road)


Trail the wild-card leaders by three games
Last 10 games: 7-3, defeated the Red Sox on Wednesday, begin a four-game road series with the White Sox on Thursday
Home games remaining: 3 (three with Orioles)
Road games remaining: 4 (four with White Sox)


Los Angeles Angels (86-69 overall, 46-34 home, 40-35 road)


Trail the wild-card leaders by two games
Last 10 games: 7-3, defeated the Mariners on Wednesday, play the Mariners again on Thursday
Home games remaining: 1 (one with Mariners)
Road games remaining: 6 (three with Rangers, three with Mariners)


New York Yankees (90-65 overall, 48-30 home, 42-35 road)


Lead the East by 1 games over the Orioles
Last 10 games: 8-2, defeated the Twins on Wednesday, begin a four-game road series with the Blue Jays on Thursday
Home games remaining: 3 (three with Red Sox)
Road games remaining: 4 (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