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2012 MLB Standings Update: White Sox Tied For First Place With 29 Games Left

The Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers are in the closest division title race in baseball as the season winds down.

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After the Chicago White Sox were swept in Detroit over the weekend, both teams are now tied atop the AL Central standings with 29 games remaining. Both teams are also opening home series Monday against the division's bottom feeders, Chicago against the Minnesota Twins and Detroit against the Cleveland Indians.

Detroit travels to Chicago for a four-game series starting Sept. 10 that could be pivotal in deciding which team ultimately wins the division. Here are the complete AL Central standings:

Central W L PCT GB E# WCGB L10 STRK
Chi White Sox 72 61 .541 - - 2.0 4-6 L4
Detroit 72 61 .541 - - 2.0 6-4 W3
Kansas City 60 73 .451 12.0 18 14.0 5-5 W1
Cleveland 56 78 .418 16.5 13 18.5 2-8 L1
Minnesota 55 79 .410 17.5 12 19.5 4-6 L1

In the NL Central, the Chicago Cubs are in fifth place, likely too far behind to catch the fourth place Milwaukee Brewers, who lead them by 14 games, and likely too far ahead to risk falling behind the Houston Astros, who trail the Cubs by 10.5 games, for last place. Here are the complete NL Central standings:

Central W L PCT GB E# WCGB L10 STRK
Cincinnati 82 53 .607 - - - 6-4 W1
St. Louis 72 62 .537 9.5 19 - 4-6 L1
Pittsburgh 70 63 .526 11.0 18 1.5 3-7 L3
Milwaukee 65 68 .489 16.0 13 6.5 8-2 W3
Chi Cubs 51 82 .383 30.0 E 20.5 4-6 L2
Houston 41 93 .306 40.5 E 31.0 2-8 L1

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