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Chase for the pennant: Sunday

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

Chicago White Sox (78-66 overall, 42-31 home, 36-35 road)

Lead the American League Central by one game over the Detroit Tigers

Would trail wild-card leaders by 2 ½ games

Last 10 games: 5-5, defeated the Twins on Saturday, play the Twins again on Sunday

Home games remaining: 8 (one with Tigers, three with Cleveland Indians, four with Tampa Bay Rays)

Road games remaining: 10 (one with Twins, three with Royals, three with Los Angeles Angels, three with Indians)


Detroit Tigers (77-67 overall, 43-28 home, 34-39 road)

Trail the White Sox by one game in the Central

Trail the wild-card leaders by 3 ½ games

Last 10 games: 5-5, defeated the Indians on Saturday, play the Indians again on Sunday

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

Road games remaining: 8 (one with Indians, one with White Sox, three with Twins, three with Royals)


Oakland Athletics (84-61, 44-30 home, 40-31 road)

Lead the wild-card standings

Trail the Rangers by two games in the West

Last 10 games: 8-2, defeated the Orioles on Saturday, play the Orioles again on Sunday

Home games remaining: 7 (one with Orioles, three with Mariners, three with Texas Rangers)

Road games remaining: 10 (three with Tigers, three with Yankees, four with Rangers)


Baltimore Orioles (81-64 overall, 42-32 home, 39-32 road)

Second place in the wild-card standings

Trail the Yankees by one game in the East

Last 10 games: 5-5, lost to the Athletics on Saturday, play the Athletics again on Sunday

Home games remaining: 7 (four with Blue Jays, three with Boston Red Sox)

Road games remaining: 10 (one with Athletics, three with Mariners, three with Red Sox, three with Rays)


Tampa Bay Rays (78-67 overall, 39-32 home, 39-35 road)

Trail the wild-card leaders by three games

Last 10 games: 4-6, lost to the Yankees on Saturday, play the Yankees again on Sunday

Home games remaining: 10 (four with Red Sox, three with Blue Jays, three with Orioles)

Road games remaining: 7 (one with Yankees, two with Red Sox, four with White Sox)


Los Angeles Angels (79-67 overall, 40-32 home, 39-35 road)

Trail the wild-card leaders by 2 ½ games

Last 10 games: 6-4, lost to the Royals on Saturday, play the Royals again on Sunday

Home games remaining: 9 (three with Rangers, three with White Sox, three with Mariners)

Road games remaining: 7 (one with Royals, three with Rangers, three with Mariners)


New York Yankees (82-63 overall, 42-29 home, 40-34 road)

Lead the East by one game over the Orioles

Last 10 games: 6-4, defeated the Rays on Saturday, play the Rays again on Sunday

Home games remaining: 10 (one with Rays, three with Blue Jays, three with Athletics, three with Red Sox)

Road games remaining: 7 (three with Twins, four with Blue Jays)