2023 American League

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The 2023 season of the American League was the one hundred twenty-third season of the league.

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Season summary[edit]

Standings[edit]

An asterisk (*) indicates the team was one of its league's wild cards, 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
Central Division
1 Minnesota Twins 162 87 75 0 .537 -.- 778 (4.80) 659 (4.07) 0.243 0.326 0.427 3.87 0.988
2 Detroit Tigers 162 78 84 0 .481 9.0 661 (4.08) 740 (4.57) 0.236 0.305 0.382 4.24 0.983
3 Cleveland Guardians 162 76 86 0 .469 11.0 662 (4.09) 697 (4.30) 0.250 0.313 0.381 3.99 0.986
4 Chicago White Sox 162 61 101 0 .377 26.0 641 (3.96) 841 (5.19) 0.244 0.303 0.398 4.87 0.983
5 Kansas City Royals 162 56 106 0 .346 31.0 676 (4.17) 859 (5.30) 0.244 0.306 0.380 5.17 0.986
Eastern Division
1 Baltimore Orioles 162 101 61 0 .623 -.- 807 (4.98) 678 (4.19) 0.255 0.321 0.421 3.89 0.988
3 Tampa Bay Rays* 162 99 63 0 .611 2.0 860 (5.31) 665 (4.10) 0.260 0.331 0.445 3.86 0.987
3 Toronto Blue Jays* 162 89 73 0 .549 12.0 746 (4.60) 671 (4.14) 0.256 0.329 0.417 3.78 0.988
4 New York Yankees 162 82 80 0 .506 19.0 673 (4.15) 698 (4.31) 0.227 0.304 0.397 3.97 0.984
5 Boston Red Sox 162 78 84 0 .481 23.0 772 (4.77) 776 (4.79) 0.258 0.324 0.424 4.52 0.982
Western Division
1 Houston Astros 162 90 72 0 .556 -.- 827 (5.10) 698 (4.31) 0.259 0.331 0.437 3.94 0.986
1 Texas Rangers* 162 90 72 0 .556 -.- 881 (5.44) 716 (4.42) 0.263 0.337 0.452 4.28 0.990
3 Seattle Mariners 162 88 74 0 .543 2.0 758 (4.68) 659 (4.07) 0.242 0.321 0.413 3.74 0.987
4 Los Angeles Angels 162 73 89 0 .451 17.0 739 (4.56) 829 (5.12) 0.245 0.317 0.426 4.64 0.983
5 Oakland Athletics 162 50 112 0 .309 40.0 585 (3.61) 924 (5.70) 0.223 0.298 0.370 5.48 0.982

League leaders[edit]

Batting[edit]

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Eugenio Suarez
Marcus Semien
Seattle Mariners
Texas Rangers
162
At Bats Marcus Semien Texas Rangers 670
Runs Scored Marcus Semien Texas Rangers 122
Hits Marcus Semien Texas Rangers 185
Doubles Corey Seager Texas Rangers 42
Triples Bobby Witt Jr. Kansas City Royals 11
Home Runs Shohei Ohtani Los Angeles Angels 44
Total Bases Shohei Ohtani Los Angeles Angels 325
Runs Batted In Kyle Tucker Houston Astros 112
Stolen Bases Esteury Ruiz Oakland Athletics 67
Caught Stealing Bobby Witt Jr. Kansas City Royals 15
Walks J.P. Crawford Seattle Mariners 94
Intentional Base-on-Balls José Ramírez Cleveland Guardians 22
Hit by Pitch Ty France Seattle Mariners 34
Strikeouts Eugenio Suarez Seattle Mariners 214
Sacrifice Hits Martin Maldonado Houston Astros 12
Sacrifice Flies Eugenio Suarez Seattle Mariners 11
Grounded into Double Plays Carlos Correa Minnesota Twins 30
Batting Average Yandy Diaz Tampa Bay Rays 0.330
On-Base Percentage Shohei Ohtani Los Angeles Angels 0.412
Slugging Percentage Shohei Ohtani Los Angeles Angels 0.654
On-Base plus Slugging Shohei Ohtani Los Angeles Angels 1.066
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Shohei Ohtani Los Angeles Angels 184

Pitching[edit]

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Chris Bassitt
Zach Eflin
Toronto Blue Jays
Tampa Bay Rays
16
Losses Jordan Lyles Kansas City Royals 17
Win-Loss Percentage Gerrit Cole New York Yankees 0.789
Appearances Matt Brash Seattle Mariners 78
Games Started 6 tied with 33
Complete Games Jordan Lyles Kansas City Royals 3
Shutouts Gerrit Cole
Framber Valdez
New York Yankees
Houston Astros
2
Games Finished Emmanuel Clase Cleveland Guadians 65
Saves Emmanuel Clase Cleveland Guadians 44
Innings Pitched Gerrit Cole New York Yankees 209.0
Batters Faced Chris Bassitt Toronto Blue Jays 826
Hits Allowed Kyle Gibson Baltimore Orioles 198
Home Runs Allowed Lucas Giolito Chicago/Los Angeles/Cleveland 41
Base-on-Balls Allowed Michael Kopech Chicago White Sox 91
Intentional Base-on-Balls Jaime Barria Los Angeles Angels 6
Hit Batsmen JP Sears Oakland Athletics 16
Strikeouts Kevin Gausman Toronto Blue Jays 237
Wild Pitches Dylan Cease Chicago White Sox 14
Balks 5 tied with 3
Runs Allowed Jordan Lyles Kansas City Royals 130
Earned Runs Allowed Jordan Lyles Kansas City Royals 124
Earned Run Average Gerrit Cole New York Yankees 2.63
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Gerrit Cole New York Yankees 0.981

All-Star Game[edit]

The American League lost the 2023 All-Star Game at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA on Tuesday, July 11, 2023 by a score of 3 to 2 against the National League. The league's manager was Dusty Baker.

Postseason[edit]

The 2023 American League playoffs featured the champions of the league's three divisions along with three wild card teams. The teams competed in two best-of-three Wild Card Series, with the top two division winners receiving a first-round bye, two best-of-five Division Series, and finally by a best-of-seven League Championship Series. The winner of the League Championship Series represented the league in the World Series.

  Wild Card Series Division Series League Championship Series
                           
1  Bye    
  ALW  Baltimore Orioles 0  
  WC  Texas Rangers 3  
4  Tampa Bay Rays 0
  5  Texas Rangers 2  
    WC  Texas Rangers 4
  ALW  Houston Astros 3
  3  Minnesota Twins 2  
6  Toronto Blue Jays 0  
  ALC  Minnesota Twins 1
  ALW  Houston Astros 3  
2  Bye  

In the World Series, the American League champion Texas Rangers defeated the National League's Arizona Diamondbacks, 4 games to 1.

Award winners[edit]

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Shohei Ohtani, a designated hitter and pitcher with the Los Angeles Angels, by unanimous vote. In the award's voting, he received 420 out of a possible 420 points and all 30 first-place votes.

The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was Gerrit Cole of the New York Yankees, by unanimous vote. In the award's voting, he received 210 out of a possible 210 points and all 30 first-place votes.

The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Gunnar Henderson, an infielder with the Baltimore Orioles, by unanimous vote. In the award's voting, he received 150 of a possible 150 points and all 30 first-place votes.

The Mariano Rivera Award, given to the best relief pitcher in the league, was given to Félix Bautista of the Baltimore Orioles.

Gold Gloves[edit]

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.

Position Player Team
P José Berríos Toronto Blue Jays
C Jonah Heim Texas Rangers
1B Nathaniel Lowe Texas Rangers
2B Andres Gimenez Cleveland Guardians
3B Matt Chapman Toronto Blue Jays
SS Anthony Volpe New York Yankees
LF Steven Kwan Cleveland Guardians
CF Kevin Kiermaier Toronto Blue Jays
RF Adolis García Texas Rangers
UT Mauricio Dubon Houston Astros

Silver Sluggers[edit]

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.

Position Player Team
C Adley Rutschman Baltimore Orioles
1B Yandy Díaz Tampa Bay Rays
2B Marcus Semien Texas Rangers
3B Rafael Devers Boston Red Sox
SS Corey Seager Texas Rangers
OF Julio Rodríguez Seattle Mariners
Luis Robert Chicago White Sox
Kyle Tucker Houston Astros
DH Shohei Ohtani Los Angeles Angels
UT Gunnar Henderson Baltimore Orioles

Monthly Awards[edit]

Notable events[edit]

Umpires[edit]

See 2023 Major League Baseball

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