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Chase for the Pennant: Thursday

9/27/2012

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 ½ 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 ½ 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)