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Chicago White Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn shakes hands with third baseman Kevin Youkilis after Youkilis hit a grand slam in the 5th inning against the New York Yankees at U.S. Cellular Field. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Chicago White Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn shakes hands with third baseman Kevin Youkilis after Youkilis hit a grand slam in the 5th inning against the New York Yankees at U.S. Cellular Field. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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By Nick Shepkowski-

(CBS) As the 2012 regular season is winding down, the playoff picture is starting to take shape.

Here’s a breakdown of each contending American League ball club’s record against other playoff contenders.

White Sox: 22-18 (Central Leader)
Orioles: 1-3
Tigers: 4-7
Yankees: 5-2
Athletics: 3-3
Rays: 3-0
Rangers: 6-3
*39 games remaining, 18 of which are against teams above .500

Tigers: 24-24 (1 GB of Wild Card)
Orioles: 3-3
White Sox: 7-4
Yankees: 4-6
Athletics: 2-2
Rays: 5-2
Rangers: 3-7
*39 games remaining, 16 of which are against teams above .500

Yankees: 26-28 (East Leader)
Orioles: 6-5
Tigers: 6-4
Athletics: 3-4
Rays: 5-7
Rangers: 4-3
White Sox: 2-5
*38 games remaining, 16 of which are against teams above .500

Rays: 20-23 (First Wild Card)
Orioles: 6-6
Tigers: 2-5
Yankees: 7-5
Athletics: 3-3
White Sox: 0-3
Rangers: 2-1
*38 games remaining, 25 of which are against teams above .500

Baltimore: 22-24 (1/2 GB of Wild Card)
White Sox: 3-1
Tigers: 3-3
Yankees: 5-6
Athletic: 3-3
Rays: 6-6
Rangers: 2-5
*38 games remaining, 20 of which are against teams above .500

Rangers: 25-23 (West Leader)
White Sox: 3-6
Tigers: 7-3
Yankees: 3-4
Athletics: 6-6
Rays: 1-2
Orioles: 5-2
*39 games remaining, 19 of which are against teams above .500

Athletics: 21-20 (Second Wild Card)
Orioles: 3-3
White Sox: 3-3
Detroit: 2-2
Yankees: 4-3
Rays: 3-3
Rangers: 6-6
*39 games remaining, 26 of which are against teams above .500

Nick Shepkowski is the associate producer of The McNeil and Spiegel Show, heard Monday-Friday from 9am-1pm on 670 The Score. Follow him on Twitter @Shep670.