2012 MLB Standings: White Sox Loss Keeps Door Open For Tigers

A loss yesterday to the Oakland Athletics was offset late in the day as the Kansas City Royals scored in the ninth inning to beat the Chicago White Sox, and leave the standings in the AL Central unchanged. The Detroit Tigers remain two games back, and with a favorable series coming up could gain ground in the division.

The 62-87 Minnesota Twins head to town, fresh off a series loss to the Indians. Meanwhile the White Sox are charged with heading out West to face the Los Angeles Angels, who are losing ground in the AL West, but still the considerably tougher opponent. The stage is set for the Tigers to make a run, and capitalize on Chicago's loss last night. Provided their bats can get going, they'll be in perfect shape to catch up with the White Sox.

There are just thirteen games left for each team, and the division still hangs in the balance. For both the Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox the next 72hrs will be critical.

AL Central

Central W L Pct GB Home Road Last 10 Streak
Chicago White Sox 81 68 .544 -- 43-31 38-37 6-4 Lost 2
Detroit Tigers 79 70 .530 2 45-29 34-41 6-4 Lost 1
Kansas City Royals 68 81 .456 13 34-41 34-40 6-4 Won 2
Cleveland Indians 62 88 .413 19.5 34-41 28-47 3-7 Won 1
Minnesota Twins 62 88 .413 19.5 29-46 33-42 4-6

Lost 1

Wild Card

Team W L Pct GB Home Road Last 10 Streak
Baltimore Orioles 85 64 .570 -- 42-32 43-32 7-3 Won 4
Oakland Athletics 85 64 .570 -- 44-31 41-33 6-4 Won 1
Los Angeles Angels 81 68 .544 4 41-33 40-35 5-5 Lost 1
Tampa Bay Rays 80 70 .533 5.5 41-34 39-36 3-7 Won 2
Detroit Tigers 79 70 .530 6 45-29 34-41 6-4 Lost 1
Seattle Mariners 70 80 .467 15.5 36-39 34-41 3-7 Lost 4
Kansas City Royals 68 81 .456 17 34-41 34-40 6-4 Won 2
Boston Red Sox 68 83 .450 18 33-43 35-40 5-5 Lost 2
Toronto Blue Jays 66 82 .446 18.5 36-38 30-44 3-7 Lost 3
Cleveland Indians 62 88 .413 23.5 34-41 28-47 3-7 Won 1
Minnesota Twins 62 88 .413 23.5 29-46 33-42 4-6 Lost 1

Find a full list of the MLB Standings here at SI.com.

For more on the Detroit Tigers please visit Bless You Boys.

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