Wild Card Magic Number: 9
If the Twins play .500 ball (5-5) in the ten games between now and the final series, the White Sox would still have to go 6-3 over that same span just to be within striking (sweeping) distance of tieing for the Wild Card. Should the Twins go 6-4, then the Sox would need to post a record of 7-2.
You have to think that if the White Sox lose another game in this series, it's fork-sticking time. Especially if the Twins do well in Boston.