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Friday, September 14, 2012
Chase For The Pennant: Friday

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 Friday’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 4 games
Last 10 games: 4-6, Thursday’s game with the Detroit Tigers was postponed, begin a three-game road series with the Twins on Friday
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 5 games
Last 10 games: 4-6, Thursday’s game with the White Sox was postponed, begin a three-game road series with the Indians on Friday
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 (82-61, 42-30 home, 40-31 road)


Lead the wild-card standings
Last 10 games: 6-4, lost to the Angles on Thursday, begin a three-game home series with the Orioles on Friday
Home games remaining: 9 (three with Orioles, three with Mariners, three with Texas Rangers)
Road games remaining: 10 (three with Tigers, three with Yankees, four with Rangers)


Baltimore Orioles (81-62 overall, 42-32 home, 39-30 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 Thursday, begin a three-game road series with the Athletics on Friday
Home games remaining: 7 (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 (77-66 overall, 39-32 home, 38-34 road)


Trail the Orioles and Yankees by four games in the East
Trail the wild-card leaders by four games
Last 10 games: 5-5, lost to the Orioles on Thursday, begin a three-game road series with the Yankees on Friday
Home games remaining: 10 (four with Red Sox, three with Blue Jays, three with Orioles)
Road games remaining: 9 (three with Yankees, two with Red Sox, four with White Sox)


Los Angeles Angels (78-66 overall, 40-32 home, 38-34 road)


Trail the wild-card leaders by 3 games
Last 10 games: 7-3, defeated the Athletics on Thursday, begin a three-game road series with the Royals on Friday
Home games remaining: 9 (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 (81-62 overall, 41-28 home, 40-34 road)


Tied with the Orioles for first place in the East and second place in the wild-card standings
Last 10 games: 5-5, defeated the Red Sox on Thursday, begin a three-game home series with the Rays on Friday
Home games remaining: 12 (three with Rays, three with Blue Jays, three with Athletics, three with Red Sox)
Road games remaining: 7 (three with Twins, four with Blue Jays)