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Thursday, September 13, 2012
Chase for the pennant: Thursday

By modrowskir

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

Chicago White Sox (76-66 overall, 42-31 home, 34-35 road)


Lead the American League Central by one game over the Detroit Tigers
Would trail wild-card leaders by four games
Last 10 games: 4-6, lost to the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday, play the Tigers again on Thursday
Home games remaining: 8 (one 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 (75-67 overall, 43-28 home, 32-39 road)


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


Oakland Athletics (82-60, 42-30 home, 40-30 road)


Lead the wild-card standings
Last 10 games: 7-3, defeated the Angels on Wednesday, play the Angels again on Thursday
Home games remaining: 9 (three with Orioles, three with Mariners, three with Texas Rangers)
Road games remaining: 11 (one with Angels, three with Tigers, three with Yankees, four with Rangers)


Baltimore Orioles (80-62 overall, 40-32 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: 7-3, defeated the Rays on Wednesday, play the Rays again on Thursday
Home games remaining: 8 (one 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 (77-65 overall, 39-32 home, 38-33 road)


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


Los Angeles Angels (77-66 overall, 39-32 home, 38-34 road)


Trail the wild-card leaders by 3 games
Last 10 games: 6-4, lost to the Athletics on Wednesday, play the Athletics again on Thursday
Home games remaining: 10 (one 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 (80-62 overall, 41-28 home, 39-34 road)


Tied with the Orioles for first place in the East and second place in the wild-card standings
Last 10 games: 4-6, defeated the Red Sox on Wednesday, play the Red Sox again on Thursday
Home games remaining: 12 (three with Rays, three with Blue Jays, three with Athletics, three with Red Sox)
Road games remaining: 8 (one with Red Sox, three with Twins, four with Blue Jays)