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Sunday, September 9, 2012
Chase for the pennant: Sunday

By Scott Powers

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

Chicago White Sox (75-63 overall, 41-28 home, 34-35 road)


Lead the American League Central by two games over the Detroit Tigers
Would trail the wild-card leaders by 3 games
Last 10 games: 4-6, defeated the Kansas City Royals on Saturday, play the Royals again on Sunday
Home games remaining: 12 (one with Royals, four with Tigers, three with Cleveland Indians, four with Rays)
Road games remaining: 12 (three with Twins, three with Royals, three with Los Angeles Angels, three with Indians)


Detroit Tigers (73-65 overall, 43-28 home, 30-37 road)


Trail White Sox by two games in the Central
Trail wild-card leaders by 4 games
Last 10 games: 4-6, lost to the Angels on Saturday, play the Angels again on Sunday
Home games remaining: 10 (three with Oakland Athletics, three with Twins, four with Royals)
Road games remaining: 14 (one with Angels, four with White Sox, three with Indians, three with Twins, three with Royals)


Oakland Athletics (78-60, 42-30 home, 34-30 road)


Lead the wild-card standings
Last 10 games: 7-3, defeated the Seattle Mariners on Saturday, play the Mariners again on Sunday
Home games remaining: 9 (three with Orioles, three with Mariners, three with Texas Rangers)
Road games remaining: 15 (one with Mariners, four with Angels, three with Tigers, three with Yankees, four with Rangers)


Baltimore Orioles (78-61 overall, 39-31 home, 39-30 road)


Tied for first place in the East and in the wild-card standing with the Yankees
Last 10 games: 7-3, defeated the Yankees on Saturday, play the Yankees again on Sunday
Home games remaining: 11 (one with Yankees, three with Rays, four with Blue Jays, three with Boston Red Sox)
Road games remaining: 12 (three with Athletics, three with Mariners, three with Red Sox, three with Rays)


Tampa Bay Rays (76-63 overall, 38-32 home, 38-31 road)


Trail the Orioles and Yankees by two games in the East
Trail wild-card leaders by two games
Last 10 games: 6-4, lost to the Rangers on Saturday, play the Rangers again on Sunday
Home games remaining: 11 (one with Rangers, four with Red Sox, three with Blue Jays, three with Orioles)
Road games remaining: 12 (three with Orioles, three with Yankees, two with Red Sox, four with White Sox)


Los Angeles Angels (76-63 overall, 38-29 home, 38-34 road)


Trail wild-card leaders by two games
Last 10 games: 9-1, defeated the Tigers on Saturday, play the Tigers again on Sunday
Home games remaining: 14 (one with Tigers, four with Athletics, three with Rangers, three with White Sox, three with Mariners)
Road games remaining: 9 (three with Royals, three with Rangers, three with Mariners)


New York Yankees (78-61 overall, 41-28 home, 37-33 road)


Tied for first place in the East and in the wild-card standing with the Orioles
Last 10 games: 3-7, lost to the Orioles on Saturday, play the Orioles again on Sunday
Home games remaining: 12 (three with Rays, three with Blue Jays, three with Athletics, three with Red Sox)
Road games remaining: 11 (one with Orioles, three with Red Sox, three with Twins, four with Blue Jays)