From BR Bullpen
|1986 in baseball|
|1986 American League|
|Cuban National League|
|<< 1985 1987 >>|
 Season summary
- 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||Boston Red Sox||161||95||66||0||.590||-.-||794 (4.93)||696 (4.32)||0.271||0.342||0.415||3.93||0.979|
|2||New York Yankees||162||90||72||0||.556||5.5||797 (4.92)||738 (4.56)||0.271||0.347||0.430||4.11||0.979|
|3||Detroit Tigers||162||87||75||0||.537||8.5||798 (4.93)||714 (4.41)||0.263||0.336||0.424||4.02||0.982|
|4||Toronto Blue Jays||163||86||76||1||.528||9.5||809 (4.96)||733 (4.50)||0.269||0.328||0.427||4.08||0.984|
|5||Cleveland Indians||163||84||78||1||.515||11.5||831 (5.10)||841 (5.16)||0.284||0.337||0.430||4.58||0.975|
|6||Milwaukee Brewers||161||77||84||0||.478||18.0||667 (4.14)||734 (4.56)||0.255||0.321||0.385||4.01||0.976|
|7||Baltimore Orioles||162||73||89||0||.451||22.5||708 (4.37)||760 (4.69)||0.258||0.327||0.395||4.30||0.978|
|1||California Angels||162||92||70||0||.568||-.-||786 (4.85)||684 (4.22)||0.255||0.337||0.404||3.84||0.983|
|2||Texas Rangers||162||87||75||0||.537||5.0||771 (4.76)||743 (4.59)||0.267||0.329||0.428||4.11||0.980|
|3||Kansas City Royals||162||76||86||0||.469||16.0||654 (4.04)||673 (4.15)||0.252||0.311||0.390||3.82||0.980|
|4||Oakland Athletics||162||76||86||0||.469||16.0||731 (4.51)||760 (4.69)||0.252||0.321||0.390||4.31||0.978|
|5||Chicago White Sox||162||72||90||0||.444||20.0||644 (3.98)||699 (4.31)||0.247||0.309||0.363||3.93||0.981|
|6||Minnesota Twins||162||71||91||0||.438||21.0||741 (4.57)||839 (5.18)||0.261||0.323||0.428||4.77||0.980|
|7||Seattle Mariners||162||67||95||0||.414||25.0||718 (4.43)||835 (5.15)||0.253||0.324||0.399||4.65||0.975|
 League leaders
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
 All-Star Game
 Award winners
The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Roger Clemens, a pitcher with the Boston Red Sox. In the award's voting, he had 339 out of a possible 392 points and 19 first place votes.
The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Jose Canseco, an outfielder with the Oakland Athletics. In the award's voting, he had 110 out of a possible 140 points and 16 first place votes.
 Gold Gloves
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.
 Silver Sluggers
The following players won the Silver Slugger Award, given to the league's best fielders as voted upon by its managers and coaches, at their respective position.
 Monthly Awards
- Player of the Month Award
- Pitcher of the Month Award
 Hall of Fame Game
The forty-third annual Hall of Fame Game was played on August 4 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the Texas Rangers defeated the Kansas City Royals by a score of 11 to 4. Both teams were from the American League.
 Notable events