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Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Chase for the pennant: Wednesday

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 Wednesday’s games:

Chicago White Sox (76-65 overall, 42-30 home, 34-35 road)


Lead the American League Central by two games over the Detroit Tigers
Last 10 games: 4-6, lost to the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday, play the Tigers again on Wednesday
Home games remaining: 9 (two with Tigers, three with Cleveland Indians, four with Tampa Bay Rays)
Road games remaining: 12 (three with Twins, three with Royals, three with Los Angeles Angels, three with Indians)

Detroit Tigers (74-67 overall, 43-28 home, 31-39 road)


Trail the White Sox by two games in the Central
Trail the wild-card leaders by five games
Last 10 games: 4-6, defeated the White Sox on Tuesday, play the White Sox again on Wednesday
Home games remaining: 10 (three with Oakland Athletics, three with Twins, four with Royals)
Road games remaining: 11 (two with White Sox, three with Indians, three with Twins, three with Royals)


Oakland Athletics (81-60, 42-30 home, 39-30 road)


Lead the wild-card standings
Last 10 games: 7-3, defeated the Angels on Tuesday, play the Angels again on Wednesday
Home games remaining: 9 (three with Orioles, three with Mariners, three with Texas Rangers)
Road games remaining: 12 (two with Angels, three with Tigers, three with Yankees, four with Rangers)


Baltimore Orioles (79-62 overall, 39-32 home, 40-30 road)


Tied with the Yankees for first place in the East and second place in the wild-card standings
Last 10 games: 6-4, defeated the Rays on Tuesday, play the Rays again on Wednesday
Home games remaining: 9 (two 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 (77-64 overall, 39-32 home, 38-32 road)


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


Los Angeles Angels (77-65 overall, 39-31 home, 38-34 road)


Trail the wild-card leaders by 2 games
Last 10 games: 7-3, lost to the Athletics on Tuesday, play the Athletics again on Wednesday
Home games remaining: 11 (two 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 (79-62 overall, 41-28 home, 38-34 road)


Tied with the Orioles for first place in the East and second place in the wild-card standings
Last 10 games: 4-6, lost to the Red Sox on Tuesday, play the Red Sox again on Wednesday
Home games remaining: 12 (three with Rays, three with Blue Jays, three with Athletics, three with Red Sox)
Road games remaining: 9 (two with Red Sox, three with Twins, four with Blue Jays)