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Chase for the Pennant: Saturday

9/8/2012

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

Chicago White Sox (74-62 overall, 40-27 home, 34-35 road)

Lead the American League Central by one game over the Tigers

Would trail the wild-card leaders by 2 ½ games

Last 10 games: 3-7, lost to the Kansas City Royals on Friday, play the Royals again on Saturday

Home games remaining: 13 (two with Royals, four 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 (73-64 overall, 43-28 home, 30-36 road)

Trail White Sox by one game in the Central

Trail wild-card leaders by 3 ½ games

Last 10 games: 4-6, lost to the Los Angeles Angels on Friday, play the Angels again on Saturday

Home games remaining: 10 (three with Oakland Athletics, three with Twins, four with Royals)

Road games remaining: 15 (two with Angels, four with White Sox, three with Indians, three with Twins, three with Royals)


Oakland Athletics (77-60, 42-30 home, 35-30 road)

Lead the wild-card standings

Last 10 games: 7-3, defeated the Seattle Mariners on Friday, play the Mariners again on Saturday

Home games remaining: 9 (three with Orioles, three with Mariners, three with Texas Rangers)

Road games remaining: 16 (two with Mariners, four with Angels, three with Tigers, three with New York Yankees, four with Rangers)


Baltimore Orioles (77-61 overall, 38-31 home, 39-30 road)

Trail the Yankees by one game in the East

Last 10 games: 6-4, lost to the Yankees on Friday, play the Yankees again on Saturday Home games remaining: 12 (two 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 (76-62 overall, 38-31 home, 38-31 road)

Trail the Yankees by two games in the East

Trail the wild-card leaders by one game

Last 10 games: 6-4, defeated the Rangers on Friday, play the Rangers again on Saturday

Home games remaining: 12 (two 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 (74-63 overall, 36-29 home, 38-34 road)

Trail the wild-card leaders by two games

Last 10 games: 9-1, defeated the Tigers on Friday, play the Tigers again on Saturday Home games remaining: 15 (two with Tigers, four with Athletics, three with Texas Rangers, three with White Sox, three with Seattle Mariners)Road games remaining: 9 (three with Royals, three with Rangers, three with Mariners)


New York Yankees (78-60 overall, 41-28 home, 37-32 road)

Lead the East by one game over the Orioles

Would lead the wild-card standings

Last 10 games: 4-6, defeated the Orioles on Friday, play the Orioles again on Saturday Home games remaining: 12 (three with Rays, three with Blue Jays, three with Athletics, three with Red Sox)

Road games remaining: 12 (two with Orioles, three with Red Sox, three with Twins, four with Blue Jays)