Take a close look at the numbers. The White Sox and Minnesota Twins aren't simply even after 162 games with their 88-74 records, they each went 53-28 at home, 35-46 on the road and 43-29 against the American League Central.
Then take a look at what the Twins did against the Sox at the Metrodome, going 8-1. When the Sox played host to the Twins at U.S. Cellular Field, they went 7-2.
And there you have the bottom line: A coin flip that took place Sept. 12 put the tiebreaker on the South Side. With two evenly matched teams, homefield is the biggest difference.
Prediction: Sox win Central title.