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The 2005 season of the American League was the one hundred fifth season of the league.

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[edit] Season summary

[edit] Standings

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
Central Division
1 Chicago White Sox 162 99 63 0 .611 -.- 741 (4.57) 645 (3.98) 0.262 0.322 0.425 3.61 0.985
2 Cleveland Indians 162 93 69 0 .574 6.0 790 (4.88) 642 (3.96) 0.271 0.334 0.453 3.61 0.983
3 Minnesota Twins 162 83 79 0 .512 16.0 688 (4.25) 662 (4.09) 0.259 0.323 0.391 3.71 0.984
4 Detroit Tigers 162 71 91 0 .438 28.0 723 (4.46) 787 (4.86) 0.272 0.321 0.428 4.51 0.982
5 Kansas City Royals 162 56 106 0 .346 43.0 701 (4.33) 935 (5.77) 0.263 0.320 0.396 5.49 0.979
Eastern Division
1 New York Yankees 162 95 67 0 .586 -.- 886 (5.47) 789 (4.87) 0.276 0.355 0.450 4.52 0.984
2 Boston Red Sox* 162 95 67 0 .586 0.0 910 (5.62) 805 (4.97) 0.281 0.357 0.454 4.74 0.982
3 Toronto Blue Jays 162 80 82 0 .494 15.0 775 (4.78) 705 (4.35) 0.265 0.331 0.407 4.06 0.985
4 Baltimore Orioles 162 74 88 0 .457 21.0 729 (4.50) 800 (4.94) 0.269 0.327 0.434 4.57 0.982
5 Tampa Bay Devil Rays 162 67 95 0 .414 28.0 750 (4.63) 936 (5.78) 0.274 0.329 0.425 5.39 0.979
Western Division
1 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 162 95 67 0 .586 -.- 761 (4.70) 643 (3.97) 0.270 0.325 0.409 3.68 0.985
2 Oakland Athletics 162 88 74 0 .543 7.0 772 (4.77) 658 (4.06) 0.262 0.330 0.407 3.69 0.986
3 Texas Rangers 162 79 83 0 .488 16.0 865 (5.34) 858 (5.30) 0.267 0.329 0.468 4.96 0.982
4 Seattle Mariners 162 69 93 0 .426 26.0 699 (4.31) 751 (4.64) 0.256 0.317 0.391 4.49 0.986

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Raul Ibanez
Hideki Matsui
Alex Rodriguez
Ichiro Suzuki
Mark Teixeira
Miguel Tejada
Seattle Mariners
New York Yankees
New York Yankees
Seattle Mariners
Texas Rangers
Baltimore Orioles
162
At Bats Ichiro Suzuki Seattle Mariners 679
Runs Scored Alex Rodriguez New York Yankees 124
Hits Michael Young Texas Rangers 221
Doubles Miguel Tejada Baltimore Orioles 50
Triples Carl Crawford Tampa Bay Devil Rays 15
Home Runs Alex Rodriguez New York Yankees 48
Total Bases Mark Teixeira Texas Rangers 370
Runs Batted In David Ortiz Boston Red Sox 148
Stolen Bases Chone Figgins Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 62
Caught Stealing Scott Podsednik Chicago White Sox 23
Walks Jason Giambi New York Yankees 108
Intentional Base-on-Balls Vladimir Guerrero Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 26
Hit by Pitch Shea Hillenbrand Toronto Blue Jays 22
Strikeouts Richie Sexson Seattle Mariners 167
Sacrifice Hits Coco Crisp Cleveland Indians 13
Sacrifice Flies Craig Monroe Detroit Tigers 12
Grounded into Double Plays Jason Kendall Oakland Athletics 27
Batting Average Michael Young Texas Rangers 0.331
On-Base Percentage Jason Giambi New York Yankees 0.440
Slugging Percentage Alex Rodriguez New York Yankees 0.610
On-Base plus Slugging Alex Rodriguez New York Yankees 1.031
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Travis Hafner Cleveland Indians 170

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Bartolo Colon Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 21
Losses Zack Greinke Kansas City Royals 17
Win-Loss Percentage Cliff Lee Cleveland Indians 0.783
Appearances Mike Timlin Boston Red Sox 81
Games Started Rodrigo Lopez
Barry Zito
Baltimore Orioles
Oakland Athletics
35
Complete Games Roy Halladay Toronto Blue Jays 5
Shutouts Jon Garland Chicago White Sox 3
Games Finished Mariano Rivera New York Yankees 67
Saves Francisco Rodriguez
Bob Wickman
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Cleveland Indians
45
Innings Pitched Mark Buehrle Chicago White Sox 236.2
Batters Faced Mark Buehrle Chicago White Sox 971
Hits Allowed Mark Buehrle Chicago White Sox 240
Home Runs Allowed Tim Wakefield Boston Red Sox 35
Base-on-Balls Allowed Scott Kazmir Tampa Bay Devil Rays 100
Intentional Base-on-Balls Travis Harper Tampa Bay Devil Rays 9
Hit Batsmen Casey Fossum Tampa Bay Devil Rays 18
Strikeouts Johan Santana Minnesota Twins 238
Wild Pitches Jose Contreras
Freddy Garcia
Chicago White Sox
Chicago White Sox
20
Balks D.J. Carrasco
Steve Kline
Kansas City Royals
Baltimore Orioles
3
Runs Allowed Jose Lima Kansas City Royals 140
Earned Runs Allowed Jose Lima Kansas City Royals 131
Earned Run Average Kevin Millwood Cleveland Indians 2.86
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Johan Santana Minnesota Twins 0.971

[edit] All-Star Game

The American League won the seventy-sixth midsummer classic at Comerica Park in Detroit, MI on Tuesday, July 12, 2005 by a score of 7 to 5. The league's manager was Terry Francona.

[edit] Postseason

The 2005 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
                 
Cent.  Chicago White Sox 3  
WC  Boston Red Sox 0  
    Cent.  Chicago White Sox 4
  West.  Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1
East.  New York Yankees 2
West.  Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3  

In the World Series, the American League champion Chicago White Sox defeated the National League's Houston Astros, 4 games to 0.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Alex Rodriguez, a third baseman with the New York Yankees. In the award's voting, he had 331 out of a possible 392 points and 16 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was Bartolo Colon of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. In the award's voting, he had 118 out of a possible 140 points and 17 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Huston Street, a pitcher with the Oakland Athletics. In the award's voting, he had 97 out of a possible 140 points and 15 first place votes.

[edit] 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.

Position Player Team
P Kenny Rogers Texas Rangers
C Jason Varitek Boston Red Sox
1B Mark Teixeira Texas Rangers
2B Orlando Hudson Toronto Blue Jays
3B Eric Chavez Oakland Athletics
SS Derek Jeter New York Yankees
OF Torii Hunter Minnesota Twins
Ichiro Suzuki Seattle Mariners
Vernon Wells Toronto Blue Jays

[edit] Silver Sluggers

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 Victor Martinez Cleveland Indians
1B Mark Teixeira Texas Rangers
2B Alfonso Soriano Texas Rangers
3B Alex Rodriguez New York Yankees
SS Miguel Tejada Baltimore Orioles
OF Vladimir Guerrero Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Manny Ramirez Boston Red Sox
Gary Sheffield New York Yankees
DH David Ortiz Boston Red Sox

[edit] Hall of Fame Game

The fifty-ninth annual Hall of Fame Game was played on May 23 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the Detroit Tigers defeated the Boston Red Sox by a score of 6 to 4. Both teams were from the American League.

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