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White Sox to celebrate Jeter on Sunday

May, 22, 2014
May 22
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CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox are prepared to celebrate Derek Jeter's historic career before Sunday's series finale of the upcoming four-game series with the New York Yankees.

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There is no confirmation of what the White Sox will present to Jeter as a farewell gift before he heads into retirement this offseason, but it is expected to be a celebration of playing history at Comiskey Park/U.S. Cellular Field.

The White Sox gave a similar gift to Mariano Rivera last year as he approached retirement. Before an August game in Chicago, Rivera was presented a framed scorecard from his first appearance at Comiskey Park, which was actually a start when the right-hander went eight shutout innings, allowing two hits while striking out 11.

Rivera was also presented a framed photo collage from a Yankees/White Sox game in September of 2001. That was the first game for both teams after the disruption in play following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York. White Sox fans expressed their unity with the Yankees and New York City by waving American flags and displaying a number of hand-held signs with expressions of support.

Gifts that Jeter already has received in his final visits to ballparks this year include custom cowboy boots from the Houston Astros, a stand-up paddle board from the Los Angeles Angels, a No. 2 from the Wrigley Field scoreboard to match his uniform number, and a subway-tile mosaic displaying the No. 2 from the New York Mets.

Konerko can see fans' side for cheering HBP

August, 8, 2013
8/08/13
1:53
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Padilla By Doug Padilla
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Alex Rodriguez Mike DiNovo/USA TODAY SportsSome fans cheered Tuesday when Alex Rodriguez was hit by a Chris Sale pitch at the Cell.
CHICAGO -- Chicago White Sox captain Paul Konerko took up the cause for South Side fans, not long after New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi was critical of their behavior this week.

Girardi thought it was poor form in Tuesday's White Sox-Yankees game at U.S. Cellular field when some fans cheered after Alex Rodriguez was grazed on the left elbow by a 93 mph Chris Sale fastball.

In Konerko's view, the performance-enhancing drug controversy surrounding Rodriguez opens a whole new realm not only for White Sox fans, but for all baseball fans.

"Listen, all fans in baseball are passionate and when it comes to the PED stuff and all that, they feel that's a chance for them to voice their opinion," Konerko said, when asked if fans were within their right Tuesday. "The only way to do that when you're at a game is to do that kind of stuff. It just kind of comes with the territory. As a player, when you play the game, you don't like getting hit. It doesn't feel good. It hurts. So that just adds to it when somebody cheers that you got hit."

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Sox have a good time at Yankees circus

August, 8, 2013
8/08/13
12:25
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Padilla By Doug Padilla
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CHICAGO -- All it took for the Chicago White Sox to awaken their senses was the traveling circus known as the New York Yankees.

The White Sox limped home on a 10-game losing streak and were met by Alex Rodriguez’s controversy and the pending retirement of Mariano Rivera, not to mention Derek Jeter’s trip to the disabled list.

The White Sox also were facing, in succession, Andy Pettitte, Hiroki Kuroda and CC Sabathia, a trio that in any other year would surely spell doom.

It ended up as a Chicago three-game sweep, with the punctuation mark the fact that the White Sox have now swept the Yankees in consecutive series of at least three games for the first time in 100 years.

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Rapid Reaction: White Sox 6, Yankees 5

August, 7, 2013
8/07/13
11:15
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Padilla By Doug Padilla
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CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox pulled off the three-game sweep of the New York Yankees, rallying for a 6-5 victory in 12 innings.

How it happened: First the White Sox crashed Mariano Rivera’s farewell party on the South Side as a pair of two-out hits in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Hall of Fame-bound closer a blown save. It was Rivera’s third blown save this year and the 77th of his career. Gordon Beckham doubled with two outs in the ninth and Adam Dunn tied it on a pinch-hit RBI single. After the Yankees took the lead in the 12th on a home run from Robinson Cano, Alejandro De Aza won it with a two-out, two-run triple off reliever Adam Warren. Beckham had two RBIs in the game, while Paul Konerko had an RBI double. The White Sox trailed 4-0 after four innings. Hector Santiago had a rocky start for the White Sox, giving up four runs in 5 2/3 innings.

What it means: In his last outing at U.S. Cellular Field, Rivera failed to do what he does best. Entering the game to a standing ovation and asked to protect a one-run lead, Rivera got fly outs from Alex Rios and Paul Konerko before Beckham and Dunn got their back-to-back hits. His career save total at U.S. Cellular Field will remain at 21. He has 41 saves in his career against the White Sox. Rivera was recognized Tuesday with a framed box score of his first outing at U.S. Cellular Field in 1995 and a photo collage from when the Yankees played in Chicago in the first game after play was suspended because of 9/11. The White Sox also donated $4,200 to the Jackie Robinson Foundation in Rivera’s name.

Outside the box: Santiago, a native of Newark, N.J., had been on a roll until facing the Yankees. He gave up four runs on seven hits and two walks in his 5 2/3 innings of work. It was the first time he had given up more than three earned runs in an outing since June 28 against the Cleveland Indians. He entered with a 2.75 ERA over his last six starts.

Off beat: It took a century and needed a pair of improbable comebacks to do it, but the White Sox have finally swept the Yankees in consecutive series of at least three games. The last time it happened was in 1913 when the White Sox swept a four-game series after sweeping a three-game set in 1912. The White Sox swept the Yankees at home in August of last season and did it again this week. It was the White Sox’s first three-game sweep since May 24-26 when they turned the trick against the Miami Marlins.

Up next: After a day off Thursday, the White Sox will return to action Friday with a day-night doubleheader against the Minnesota Twins. John Danks (2-9, 4.52 ERA) will start in the 1:10 p.m. CT opener, while Charlie Leesman (0-0, 0.00) will make his major league debut in the 7:10 p.m. second game.

Rapid Reaction: White Sox 3, Yankees 2

August, 6, 2013
8/06/13
10:07
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Padilla By Doug Padilla
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CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox made it consecutive victories over the New York Yankees, grinding their way to a 3-2 triumph Tuesday.

How it happened: Chris Sale won for just the second time since the start of June, as he gave up one run on five hits over 7 1/3 innings. The White Sox emerged from a 1-0 hole in the first inning, getting an RBI single from Conor Gillaspie in the fourth inning, an RBI fielder's choice from Paul Konerko in the sixth and an RBI double from Alejandro De Aza in the seventh. After ending a 10-game losing streak Monday, the White Sox now have consecutive victories for the first time since they defeated the Atlanta Braves in back-to-back games July 20 and 21. Addison Reed gave up a run in the ninth inning but finished off his 27th save in 32 chances.

What it means: Sale was once again doing things that Sale does, although this time he got some support from his teammates. Actually, it wasn't a lot of run support but it was good enough to give Sale the victory Tuesday, just his seventh in 21 starts. The All-Star left-hander entered with a major league-low 2.47 runs of support per outing. It has been so bad for Sale this year that he has taken a loss four times when pitching at least eight innings while allowing three earned runs or less.

Outside the box: Going back a few years, White Sox starting pitching has the Yankees' number. When Sale gave up one run over 7 1/3 innings, it was the White Sox's 10th quality start against the Yankees over the past 12 games between the teams. White Sox starters own a combined 2.60 ERA over that stretch.

Off beat: It was like his old days in a Yankees uniform when Alfonso Soriano used his speed to score all the way from second base on a first-inning wild pitch. What really aided Soriano was the fact that White Sox catcher Josh Phegley couldn't locate the ball that had rebounded toward the White Sox's dugout. It was actually a speedy trip around the bases for Soriano, who reached first base when the White Sox couldn't turn a double play and then stole second.

Next: The White Sox will send left-hander Hector Santiago (3-7, 3.28 ERA) to the mound Wednesday in the finale of the three-game series. The Yankees will counter with left-hander CC Sabathia (9-10, 4.78) in the 7:10 p.m. start from U.S. Cellular Field.

Soriano returns, still connected to ex-mates

August, 5, 2013
8/05/13
9:17
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Alfonso Soriano Jonathan Daniel/Getty ImagesAlfonso Soriano still stays in touch with his former Cubs teammates.
CHICAGO -- Barely a week since he was traded away from the Chicago Cubs, new New York Yankees outfielder Alfonso Soriano is finding it hard to sever ties.

On his way to U.S. Cellular Field on Monday, Soriano said he was on the phone with Cubs catcher Welington Castillo, and has been keeping up to date with the daily ins-and-outs with his former team.

Case in point, Soriano was made aware of the loud cheer that went up in the Cubs' clubhouse on July 28 when Soriano hit a home run in a Yankees uniform against the Tampa Bay Rays.

"Everybody was happy on the (Cubs) team," Soriano said nonchalantly.

Indeed he is missed, especially by the team's contingent of Latin players such as Castillo, Starlin Castro and even newcomer Junior Lake.

"It's part of the game," Soriano said. "Sometimes you have to move and do the best for me and for my family. I tried to do the best for this team in Chicago and the city but it didn't work so I’m wearing a new uniform and with a new team."

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Dunn: A-Rod didn't need to use PEDs

August, 5, 2013
8/05/13
7:33
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CHICAGO -- Chicago White Sox slugger Adam Dunn called news of the suspension of 13 players, including Alex Rodriguez, "sad," and said the New York Yankees star didn't need to use performance-enhancing drugs.

"It is sad, sad that him and Ryan Braun, who would be really, really great players without it," Dunn said Monday. "[PEDs] is the sad part for me. They didn't need all of [the PEDs]."

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Chase for the Pennant: Thursday

September, 27, 2012
9/27/12
11:42
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Here’s a breakdown of the White Sox’s playoff picture in the American League Central and in the wild card going into Thursday’s games:

Chicago White Sox (82-73 overall, 44-33 home, 38-40 road)


Trail the Detroit Tigers by one game in the American League Central
Would trail the wild-card leaders by six games
Last 10 games: 3-7, lost to the Indians on Wednesday, begin a four-game home series with the Rays on Thursday
Home games remaining: 4 (four with Rays)
Road games remaining: 3 (three with Indians)


Detroit Tigers (83-72 overall, 49-31 home, 34-41 road)


Lead the White Sox by one game in the American League Central
Last 10 games: 6-4, defeated the Royals on Wednesday, play the Royals again on Thursday
Home games remaining: 1 (one with Royals)
Road games remaining: 6 (three with Twins, three with Royals)


Oakland Athletics (88-67, 44-31 home, 44-36 road)


Second place in the wild-card standings
Trail the Rangers by three games in the West
Last 10 games: 4-6, defeated the Rangers on Wednesday, play the Rangers again on Thursday
Home games remaining: 6 (three with Mariners, three with Rangers)
Road games remaining: 1 (one with Rangers)


Baltimore Orioles (89-67 overall, 44-34 home, 45-33 road)


Lead the wild-card standings
Trail the Yankees by 1 games in the East
Last 10 games: 7-3, defeated the Blue Jays on Wednesday, begin a three-game home series with the Red Sox on Friday
Home games remaining: 3 (three with Red Sox)
Road games remaining: 3 (three with Rays)


Tampa Bay Rays (85-70 overall, 44-34 home, 41-36 road)


Trail the wild-card leaders by three games
Last 10 games: 7-3, defeated the Red Sox on Wednesday, begin a four-game road series with the White Sox on Thursday
Home games remaining: 3 (three with Orioles)
Road games remaining: 4 (four with White Sox)


Los Angeles Angels (86-69 overall, 46-34 home, 40-35 road)


Trail the wild-card leaders by two games
Last 10 games: 7-3, defeated the Mariners on Wednesday, play the Mariners again on Thursday
Home games remaining: 1 (one with Mariners)
Road games remaining: 6 (three with Rangers, three with Mariners)


New York Yankees (90-65 overall, 48-30 home, 42-35 road)


Lead the East by 1 games over the Orioles
Last 10 games: 8-2, defeated the Twins on Wednesday, begin a four-game road series with the Blue Jays on Thursday
Home games remaining: 3 (three with Red Sox)
Road games remaining: 4 (four with Blue Jays)

Chase for the Pennant: Tuesday

September, 25, 2012
9/25/12
10:27
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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)

Chase for the Pennant: Friday

September, 21, 2012
9/21/12
10:02
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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 (81-68 overall, 43-31 home, 38-37 road)


Lead the American League Central by two games over the Detroit Tigers
Last 10 games: 6-4, lost to the Royals on Thursday, begin a three-game road series with the Angels on Friday
Home games remaining: 7 (three with Indians, four with Rays)
Road games remaining: 6 (three with Angels, three with Indians)


Detroit Tigers (79-70 overall, 45-29 home, 34-41 road)


Trail the White Sox by two games in the Central
Trail the wild-card leaders by six games
Last 10 games: 6-4, lost to the Athletics on Thursday, begin a three-game home series with the Twins on Friday
Home games remaining: 7 (three with Twins, four with Royals)
Road games remaining: 6 (three with Twins, three with Royals)


Oakland Athletics (85-64, 44-31 home, 41-33 road)


Tied for first place in the wild-card standings
Trail the Rangers by four games in the West
Last 10 games: 6-4, defeated the Tigers on Thursday, begin a three-game road series with the Yankees on Friday
Home games remaining: 6 (three with Mariners, three with Rangers)
Road games remaining: 7 (three with Yankees, four with Rangers)


Baltimore Orioles (85-64 overall, 42-32 home, 43-32 road)


Tied for first place in the wild-card standings
Trail the Yankees by one game in the East
Last 10 games: 7-3, had Thursday off, begin a three-game road series with the Red Sox on Friday
Home games remaining: 7 (four with Blue Jays, three with Red Sox)
Road games remaining: 6 (three with Red Sox, three with Rays)


Tampa Bay Rays (80-70 overall, 41-34 home, 39-36 road)


Trail the wild-card leaders by 5 games
Last 10 games: 3-7, defeated the Red Sox on Thursday, begin a three-game home series with the Blue Jays on Friday
Home games remaining: 6 (three with Blue Jays, three with Orioles)
Road games remaining: 6 (two with Red Sox, four with White Sox)


Los Angeles Angels (81-69 overall, 41-34 home, 40-35 road)


Trail the wild-card leaders by 4 games
Last 10 games: 4-6, lost to the Rangers on Thursday, begin a three-game home series with the White Sox on Friday
Home games remaining: 6 (three with White Sox, three with Mariners)
Road games remaining: 6 (three with Rangers, three with Mariners)


New York Yankees (86-63 overall, 46-29 home, 40-34 road)


Lead the East by one game over the Orioles
Last 10 games: 8-2, defeated the Blue Jays on Thursday, begin a three-game home series with the Athletics on Friday
Home games remaining: 6 (three with Athletics, three with Red Sox)
Road games remaining: 7 (three with Twins, four with Blue Jays)

Chase for the Pennant: Thursday

September, 20, 2012
9/20/12
10:07
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Here’s a breakdown of the White Sox’s playoff picture in the American League Central and in the wild card going into Thursday’s games:

Chicago White Sox (81-67 overall, 43-31 home, 38-36 road)


Lead the American League Central by two games over the Detroit Tigers
Last 10 games: 6-4, lost to the Royals on Wednesday, play the Royals again on Thursday
Home games remaining: 7 (three with Indians, four with Rays)
Road games remaining: 7 (one with Royals, three with Angels, three with Indians)


Detroit Tigers (79-69 overall, 45-28 home, 34-41 road)


Trail the White Sox by two games in the Central
Trail the wild-card leaders by five games
Last 10 games: 6-4, defeated the Athletics on Wednesday, play the Athletics again on Thursday
Home games remaining: 8 (two with Athletics, three with Twins, four with Royals)
Road games remaining: 6 (three with Twins, three with Royals)


Oakland Athletics (84-63, 44-31 home, 40-32 road)


Second place in the wild-card standings
Trail the Rangers by four games in the West
Last 10 games: 6-4, lost to the Tigers on Wednesday, play the Tigers again on Thursday
Home games remaining: 6 (three with Mariners, three with Rangers)
Road games remaining: 8 (one with Tigers, three with Yankees, four with Rangers)


Baltimore Orioles (85-64 overall, 42-32 home, 43-32 road)


Lead the wild-card standings
Trail the Yankees by game in the East
Last 10 games: 7-3, defeated the Mariners on Wednesday, begin a three-game road series with the Red Sox on Friday
Home games remaining: 7 (four with Blue Jays, three with Red Sox)
Road games remaining: 6 (three with Red Sox, three with Rays)


Tampa Bay Rays (79-70 overall, 40-34 home, 39-36 road)


Trail the wild-card leaders by 5 games
Last 10 games: 3-7, defeated the Red Sox on Wednesday, play the Red Sox again on Thursday
Home games remaining: 7 (one with Red Sox, three with Blue Jays, three with Orioles)
Road games remaining: 6 (two with Red Sox, four with White Sox)


Los Angeles Angels (81-68 overall, 41-33 home, 40-35 road)


Trail the wild-card leaders by 3 games
Last 10 games: 5-5, lost to the Rangers on Wednesday, play the Rangers again on Thursday
Home games remaining: 7 (one with Rangers, three with White Sox, three with Mariners)
Road games remaining: 6 (three with Rangers, three with Mariners)


New York Yankees (85-63 overall, 45-29 home, 40-34 road)


Lead the East by game over the Orioles
Last 10 games: 7-3, swept a doubleheader with the Blue Jays on Wednesday, will play the Blue Jays again on Thursday
Home games remaining: 7 (one with Blue Jays, three with Athletics, three with Red Sox)
Road games remaining: 7 (three with Twins, four with Blue Jays)

Chase for the Pennant: Tuesday

September, 18, 2012
9/18/12
10:37
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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 (80-66 overall, 43-31 home, 37-35 road)


Lead the American League Central by three games over the Detroit Tigers
Last 10 games: 6-4, defeated the Tigers on Monday, begin a three-game road series with the Royals on Tuesday
Home games remaining: 7 (three with Cleveland Indians, four with Tampa Bay Rays)
Road games remaining: 9 (three with Royals, three with Los Angeles Angels, three with Indians)


Detroit Tigers (77-69 overall, 43-28 home, 34-41 road)


Trail the White Sox by three games in the Central
Trail the wild-card leaders by 5 games
Last 10 games: 4-6, lost to the White Sox on Monday, begin a three-game home series with the Athletics on Tuesday
Home games remaining: 10 (three with Athletics, three with Twins, four with Royals)
Road games remaining: 6 (three with Twins, three with Royals)


Oakland Athletics (84-62, 44-31 home, 40-31 road)


Lead the wild-card standings
Trail the Rangers by three games in the West
Last 10 games: 8-2, had Monday off, begin a three-game road series with the Tigers on Tuesday
Home games remaining: 6 (three with Mariners, three with Texas Rangers)
Road games remaining: 10 (three with Tigers, three with Yankees, four with Rangers)


Baltimore Orioles (83-64 overall, 42-32 home, 41-32 road)


Second place in the wild-card standings
Trail the Yankees by game in the East
Last 10 games: 6-4, defeated the Mariners on Monday, play the Mariners again on Tuesday
Home games remaining: 7 (four with Blue Jays, three with Boston Red Sox)
Road games remaining: 8 (two with Mariners, three with Red Sox, three with Rays)


Tampa Bay Rays (78-69 overall, 39-33 home, 39-36 road)


Trail the wild-card leaders by five games
Last 10 games: 3-7, lost to the Red Sox on Monday, play the Red Sox again on Tuesday
Home games remaining: 9 (three with Red Sox, three with Blue Jays, three with Orioles)
Road games remaining: 6 (two with Red Sox, four with White Sox)


Los Angeles Angels (80-67 overall, 40-32 home, 40-35 road)


Trail the wild-card leaders by three games
Last 10 games: 6-4, had Monday off, begin a three-game home series with the Rangers on Tuesday
Home games remaining: 9 (three with Rangers, three with White Sox, three with Mariners)
Road games remaining: 6 (three with Rangers, three with Mariners)


New York Yankees (83-63 overall, 43-29 home, 40-34 road)


Lead the East by game over the Orioles
Last 10 games: 6-4, had Monday off, begin a three-game home series with the Blue Jays on Tuesday
Home games remaining: 9 (three with Blue Jays, three with Athletics, three with Red Sox)
Road games remaining: 7 (three with Twins, four with Blue Jays)

Chase for the Pennant: Monday

September, 17, 2012
9/17/12
9:29
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Here’s a breakdown of the White Sox’s playoff picture in the American League Central and in the wild card going into Monday’s games:

Chicago White Sox (79-66 overall, 42-31 home, 37-35 road)


Lead the American League Central by two games over the Detroit Tigers
Would trail wild-card leaders by 3 games
Last 10 games: 6-4, defeated the Twins on Sunday, play the Tigers on Monday
Home games remaining: 8 (one with Tigers, three with Cleveland Indians, four with Tampa Bay Rays)
Road games remaining: 9 (three with Royals, three with Los Angeles Angels, three with Indians)


Detroit Tigers (77-68 overall, 43-28 home, 34-40 road)


Trail the White Sox by two games in the Central
Trail the wild-card leaders by 4 games
Last 10 games: 5-5, lost to the Indians on Sunday, play the White Sox on Monday
Home games remaining: 10 (three with Oakland Athletics, three with Twins, four with Royals)
Road games remaining: 7 (one with White Sox, three with Twins, three with Royals)


Oakland Athletics (84-62, 44-31 home, 40-31 road)


Lead the wild-card standings
Trail the Rangers by three games in the West
Last 10 games: 8-2, lost to the Orioles on Sunday, begin a three-game road series with the Tigers on Tuesday
Home games remaining: 6 (three with Mariners, three with Texas Rangers)
Road games remaining: 10 (three with Tigers, three with Yankees, four with Rangers)


Baltimore Orioles (82-64 overall, 42-32 home, 40-32 road)


Second place in the wild-card standings
Trail the Yankees by one game in the East
Last 10 games: 6-4, defeated the Athletics on Sunday, begin a three-game road series with the Mariners on Monday
Home games remaining: 7 (four with Blue Jays, three with Boston Red Sox)
Road games remaining: 9 (three with Mariners, three with Red Sox, three with Rays)


Tampa Bay Rays (78-68 overall, 39-32 home, 39-36 road)


Trail the wild-card leaders by four games
Last 10 games: 3-7, lost to the Yankees on Sunday, begin a four-game home series with the Red Sox on Monday
Home games remaining: 10 (four with Red Sox, three with Blue Jays, three with Orioles)
Road games remaining: 6 (two with Red Sox, four with White Sox)


Los Angeles Angels (80-67 overall, 40-32 home, 40-35 road)


Trail the wild-card leaders by 2 games
Last 10 games: 6-4, defeated the Royals on Sunday, begin a three-game home series with the Rangers on Tuesday
Home games remaining: 9 (three with Rangers, three with White Sox, three with Mariners)
Road games remaining: 6 (three with Rangers, three with Mariners)


New York Yankees (83-63 overall, 43-29 home, 40-34 road)


Lead the East by one game over the Orioles
Last 10 games: 6-4, defeated the Rays on Sunday, begin a three-game home series with the Blue Jays on Tuesday
Home games remaining: 9 (three with Blue Jays, three with Athletics, three with Red Sox)
Road games remaining: 7 (three with Twins, four with Blue Jays)

Chase for the Pennant: Saturday

September, 8, 2012
9/08/12
12:46
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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 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 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)

Chase for the Pennant: Friday

September, 7, 2012
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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 (74-62 overall, 40-27 home, 34-35 road)


Lead the American League Central by one game over the Tigers
Would trail wild-card leaders by 2 games
Last 10 games: 3-7, had Thursday off, begin three-game home series with the Kansas City Royals on Friday
Home games remaining: 14 (three with Royals, four with Tigers, three with Cleveland Indians, four with Rays)
Road games remaining: 12 (three with Twins, three with Royals, three with Los Angeles Angels, three with Indians)


Detroit Tigers (73-63 overall, 43-28 home, 30-35 road)


Trail White Sox by one game in the Central
Trail wild-card leaders by 3 games
Last 10 games: 5-5, had Thursday off, begin a three-game road series with the Angels on Friday
Home games remaining: 10 (three with Oakland Athletics, three with Twins, four with Royals)
Road games remaining: 16 (three with Angels, four with White Sox, three with Indians, three with Twins, three with Royals)


Oakland Athletics (76-60, 42-30 home, 34-30 road)


Trail wild-card leaders by game, would fill the second wild-card spot
Last 10 games: 7-3, had Thursday off, begin a three-game series with the Seattle Mariners on Friday
Home games remaining: 9 (three with Orioles, three with Mariners, three with Texas Rangers)
Road games remaining: 17 (three with Mariners, four with Angels, three with Tigers, three with Yankees, four with Rangers)


Baltimore Orioles (77-60 overall, 38-30 home, 39-30 road)


Tied for first place in the East and in the wild-card standing with the Yankees
Last 10 games: 7-3, defeated the Yankees on Thursday, play the Yankees again on Friday
Home games remaining: 13 (three 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 (75-62 overall, 37-31 home, 38-31 road)


Trail the Orioles and Yankees by two games in the East
Trail wild-card leaders by two games
Last 10 games: 5-5, had Thursday off, begin three-game home series with the Rangers on Friday
Home games remaining: 13 (three 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 wild-card leaders by three games
Last 10 games: 8-2, had Thursday off, begin a three-game home series with the Tigers on Friday
Home games remaining: 16 (three 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 (77-60 overall, 41-28 home, 36-32 road)


Tied for first place in the East and in the wild-card standing with the Orioles
Last 10 games: 3-7, lost to the Orioles on Thursday, play the Orioles again on Friday
Home games remaining: 12 (three with Rays, three with Blue Jays, three with Athletics, three with Red Sox)
Road games remaining: 13 (three with Orioles, three with Red Sox, three with Twins, four with Blue Jays)

SPONSORED HEADLINES

TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Chris Sale
WINS ERA SO IP
10 2.12 158 136
OTHER LEADERS
BAC. Gillaspie .306
HRJ. Abreu 32
RBIJ. Abreu 90
RJ. Abreu 66
OPSJ. Abreu .955
ERAC. Sale 2.12
SOC. Sale 158