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Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Chase for the Pennant: Tuesday

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 Tuesday’s games:

Chicago White Sox (82-71 overall, 44-31 home, 38-40 road)


Lead the American League Central by one game over the Detroit Tigers
Would trail the wild-card leaders by four games
Last 10 games: 5-5, defeated the Indians on Monday, play the Indians again on Tuesday
Home games remaining: 6 (two with Indians, four with Rays)
Road games remaining: 3 (three with Indians)


Detroit Tigers (81-72 overall, 47-31 home, 34-41 road)


Trail the White Sox by one game in the Central
Trail the wild-card leaders by five games
Last 10 games: 5-5, defeated the Royals on Monday, play the Royals again on Tuesday
Home games remaining: 3 (three with Royals)
Road games remaining: 6 (three with Twins, three with Royals)


Oakland Athletics (86-67, 44-31 home, 42-36 road)


Second place in the wild-card standings
Trail the Rangers by four games in the West
Last 10 games: 4-6, lost to the Rangers on Monday, play the Rangers again on Tuesday
Home games remaining: 6 (three with Mariners, three with Rangers)
Road games remaining: 3 (three with Rangers)


Baltimore Orioles (88-66 overall, 43-33 home, 45-33 road)


Lead the wild-card standings
Trail the Yankees by 1 games in the East
Last 10 games: 7-3, lost to the Blue Jays on Monday, play the Blue Jays again on Tuesday
Home games remaining: 5 (two with Blue Jays, three with Red Sox)
Road games remaining: 3 (three with Rays)


Tampa Bay Rays (83-70 overall, 44-34 home, 39-36 road)


Trail the wild-card leaders by three games
Last 10 games: 6-4, had Monday off, begin a two-game road series with the Red Sox on Tuesday
Home games remaining: 3 (three with Orioles)
Road games remaining: 6 (two with Red Sox, four with White Sox)


Los Angeles Angels (84-69 overall, 44-34 home, 40-35 road)


Trail the wild-card leaders by two games
Last 10 games: 7-3, had Monday off, begin a three-game home series with the Mariners on Tuesday
Home games remaining: 3 (three with Mariners)
Road games remaining: 6 (three with Rangers, three with Mariners)


New York Yankees (89-64 overall, 48-30 home, 41-34 road)


Lead the East by 1 games over the Orioles
Last 10 games: 8-2, defeated the Twins on Monday, play the Twins again on Tuesday
Home games remaining: 3 (three with Red Sox)
Road games remaining: 6 (two with Twins, four with Blue Jays)