From BR Bullpen
|1987 in baseball|
|1987 American League|
|Cuban National League|
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 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||Detroit Tigers||162||98||64||0||.605||-.-||896 (5.53)||735 (4.54)||0.272||0.347||0.451||4.02||0.980|
|2||Toronto Blue Jays||162||96||66||0||.593||2.0||845 (5.22)||655 (4.04)||0.269||0.334||0.446||3.74||0.982|
|3||Milwaukee Brewers||162||91||71||0||.562||7.0||862 (5.32)||817 (5.04)||0.276||0.345||0.428||4.62||0.976|
|4||New York Yankees||162||89||73||0||.549||9.0||788 (4.86)||758 (4.68)||0.262||0.335||0.418||4.36||0.983|
|5||Boston Red Sox||162||78||84||0||.481||20.0||842 (5.20)||825 (5.09)||0.278||0.349||0.430||4.77||0.982|
|6||Baltimore Orioles||162||67||95||0||.414||31.0||729 (4.50)||880 (5.43)||0.258||0.321||0.418||5.01||0.982|
|7||Cleveland Indians||162||61||101||0||.377||37.0||742 (4.58)||957 (5.91)||0.263||0.322||0.422||5.28||0.975|
|1||Minnesota Twins||162||85||77||0||.525||-.-||786 (4.85)||806 (4.98)||0.261||0.326||0.430||4.63||0.984|
|2||Kansas City Royals||162||83||79||0||.512||2.0||715 (4.41)||691 (4.27)||0.262||0.326||0.412||3.86||0.979|
|3||Oakland Athletics||162||81||81||0||.500||4.0||806 (4.98)||789 (4.87)||0.260||0.332||0.428||4.32||0.977|
|4||Seattle Mariners||162||78||84||0||.481||7.0||760 (4.69)||801 (4.94)||0.272||0.333||0.428||4.49||0.980|
|5||Chicago White Sox||162||77||85||0||.475||8.0||748 (4.62)||746 (4.60)||0.258||0.318||0.415||4.30||0.981|
|6||Texas Rangers||162||75||87||0||.463||10.0||823 (5.08)||849 (5.24)||0.266||0.334||0.430||4.63||0.976|
|7||California Angels||162||75||87||0||.463||10.0||770 (4.75)||803 (4.96)||0.252||0.324||0.401||4.38||0.981|
 League leaders
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
 All-Star Game
The American League lost the fifty-eighth midsummer classic at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, CA on Tuesday, July 14, 1987 by a score of 2 to 0 in 13 innings. The league's manager was John McNamara.
 Award winners
The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was George Bell (bellge02), an outfielder with the Toronto Blue Jays. In the award's voting, he had 332 out of a possible 392 points and 16 first place votes.
The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Mark McGwire, a first baseman with the Oakland Athletics. In the award's voting, he had 140 out of a possible 140 points and 28 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.
 Hall of Fame Game
The forty-fourth annual Hall of Fame Game was played on July 27 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the American League's New York Yankees defeated the Atlanta Braves of the National League by a score of 3 to 0.
 Notable events