2011 American League
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The 2011 season of the American League was the one hundred eleventh season of the league.
- An asterisk (*) indicates the team won its league's wild card, Bold indicates league champion, Italics indicates World Series champion
|Rank||Team||G||W||L||T||WPCT||GB||RS (RS/G)||RA (RA/G)||AVG||OBP||SLG||ERA||FPCT|
|1||Detroit Tigers||162||95||67||0||.586||-.-||787 (4.86)||711 (4.39)||0.277||0.340||0.434||4.04||0.983|
|2||Cleveland Indians||162||80||82||0||.494||15.0||704 (4.35)||760 (4.69)||0.250||0.317||0.396||4.23||0.982|
|3||Chicago White Sox||162||79||83||0||.488||16.0||654 (4.04)||706 (4.36)||0.252||0.319||0.388||4.10||0.987|
|4||Kansas City Royals||162||71||91||0||.438||24.0||730 (4.51)||762 (4.70)||0.275||0.329||0.415||4.44||0.985|
|5||Minnesota Twins||162||63||99||0||.389||32.0||619 (3.82)||804 (4.96)||0.247||0.306||0.360||4.58||0.980|
|1||New York Yankees||162||97||65||0||.599||-.-||867 (5.35)||657 (4.06)||0.263||0.343||0.444||3.73||0.983|
|2||Tampa Bay Rays*||162||91||71||0||.562||6.0||707 (4.36)||614 (3.79)||0.244||0.322||0.402||3.58||0.988|
|3||Boston Red Sox||162||90||72||0||.556||7.0||875 (5.40)||737 (4.55)||0.280||0.349||0.461||4.20||0.985|
|4||Toronto Blue Jays||162||81||81||0||.500||16.0||743 (4.59)||761 (4.70)||0.249||0.317||0.413||4.32||0.982|
|5||Baltimore Orioles||162||69||93||0||.426||28.0||708 (4.37)||860 (5.31)||0.257||0.316||0.413||4.89||0.982|
|1||Texas Rangers||162||96||66||0||.593||-.-||855 (5.28)||677 (4.18)||0.283||0.340||0.460||3.79||0.981|
|2||Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim||162||86||76||0||.531||10.0||667 (4.12)||633 (3.91)||0.253||0.313||0.402||3.57||0.985|
|3||Oakland Athletics||162||74||88||0||.457||22.0||645 (3.98)||679 (4.19)||0.244||0.311||0.369||3.71||0.979|
|4||Seattle Mariners||162||67||95||0||.414||29.0||556 (3.43)||675 (4.17)||0.233||0.292||0.348||3.90||0.982|
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
The American League lost the 2011 All-Star Game at Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 by a score of 5 to 1. The league's manager was Ron Washington.
The 2011 American League playoffs featured the champions of the league's three divisions along with a wild card team. The teams competed in a best-of-five Division Series, followed by a best-of-seven League Championship Series. The winner of the League Championship Series represented the league in the World Series.
|Division Series||Championship Series|
|East.||New York Yankees||2|
|WC.||Tampa Bay Rays||1|
In the World Series, the American League champion Texas Rangers lost to the National League's St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 3.
The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Justin Verlander, a starting pitcher with the Detroit Tigers. In the award's voting, he had 280 out of a possible 392 points and 13 first place votes.
The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was also Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers, who won by unanimous vote. In the award's voting, he had 160 out of a possible 160 points and all 28 first-place votes.
The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Jeremy Hellickson, a pitcher with the Tama Bay Rays. In the award's voting, he had 102 out of a possible 140 points and 17 first place votes.
The following players won the Gold Glove Award, given to the league's best fielders as voted upon by its managers and coaches, at their respective position.
The following players won the Silver Slugger Award, given to the league's best hitters as voted upon by its managers and coaches, at their respective position.
- Player of the Month Award
- April: Jose Bautista, Toronto Blue Jays
- May: Jose Bautista, Toronto Blue Jays
- June: Adrian Gonzalez, Boston Red Sox
- July: Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox
- August: Curtis Granderson, New York Yankees
- September: Adrian Beltre, Texas Rangers
- Pitcher of the Month Award
- April: Jered Weaver, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
- May: Jeremy Hellickson, Tampa Bay Rays
- June: Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers
- July: CC Sabathia, New York Yankees
- August: Ricky Romero, Toronto Blue Jays
- September: Doug Fister, Detroit Tigers
- Rookie of the Month Award
- April: Michael Pineda, Seattle Mariners
- May: Jeremy Hellickson, Tampa Bay Rays
- June: Ben Revere, Minnesota Twins and Jemile Weeks, Oakland Athletics
- July: Eric Hosmer, Kansas City Royals
- August: Mike Carp, Seattle Mariners
- September: Eric Hosmer, Kansas City Royals
See 2011 Major League Baseball
- Sam Blum: "10 yrs. later, relive one of MLB's wildest nights: Final day of 2011 season marked by remarkable comebacks, special moments", mlb.com, September 28, 2021. 
- Paul Kocak: Baseball's Starry Night: Reliving Major League Baseball's 2011 Wild Card Night of Shock and Awe, Digitature, New York, NY, 2012. ISBN 0615622305
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