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2012 MLB Playoff Standings: Detroit Tigers Trail Chicago White Sox By Two Games

Despite losing two straight games to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the Detroit Tigers have only lost one game in the AL Central standings.

The Tigers began their weekend series with the Angels trailing the Chicago White Sox by one game, but thanks to the Kansas City Royals splitting the first two games of their series with Chicago, the Tigers remain in striking distance of the division lead with a four-game series with Chicago set to begin on Monday at U.S. Cellular Field.

The Tigers play the Angels one more time at 3:35 p.m. Sunday and the White Sox wrap up their series with Kansas City at 2:10 p.m. Detroit is 4.5 games back in the wildcard standings. The Oakland A's, New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles are all tied atop the wildcard race.

Here are the full AL Central standings:

Chi White Sox 75 63 .543 - - - 4-6 W1
Detroit 73 65 .529 2.0 23 4.5 4-6 L2
Kansas City 62 77 .446 13.5 11 16.0 4-6 L1
Cleveland 59 80 .424 16.5 8 19.0 4-6 L1
Minnesota 57 82 .410 18.5 6 21.0 5-5 W1

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