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Fit to be tied; give edge to Sox

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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.

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I'm putting it all on the line tonight for da Sox. I watch approximately 75-100 games every year and this has been by far the most frustrating season I can remember. Taking all factors into account, I have never witnessed a sports team go through more ups & downs. They have so much talent, but yet have suffered so many injuries. Most of the players have been together for a while, but there still seems to be disagreements in the locker room. Ozzie has appeared to settle down a bit, but he continues to run his mouth during the most hectic times. Our pitching staff has gone south lately, but the last two games they have been brilliant. I can go on and on confusing myself and everyone else with this material. However, I will sit on my couch tonight consuming adult beverages hoping they just make the playoffs. GO SOX!!!!

Except... the Twins had a better head to head record

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