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September 24, 2009

Sox officially eliminated from playoffs [UPDATED]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 24, 2009 11:01 pm

Gonzales:

So close, so far. Little more than two months after being tied for first place with plenty of momentum headed toward a second American League Central title, the White Sox were eliminated from the postseason Thursday night for the third time in four years. The Tigers’ 6-5 victory over the Indians made it impossible mathematically for the Sox to reach the playoffs. Here’s a look at some of the factors that led to their demise shortly after Mark Buehrle’s perfect game on July 23 moved them into a share of first place with the Tigers: …

UPDATED: Gonzales:

Several e-mailers have wondered how the White Sox could be mathematically eliminated from the American League Central title when they could tie Detroit at the end of the regular season should they win their remaining nine games while the Tigers lose their final 10 games to finish with 82 victories apiece. The x factor is Minnesota, which currently has 79 victories. The Twins have 10 games remaining — including four against the Tigers. Should Minnesota win all four games against Detroit next week but lose their remaining games, the Twins still would have 83 wins — one more than the Sox could possibly win.

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