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The 2007 season of the American League was the one hundred seventh 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 Cleveland Indians 162 96 66 0 .593 -.- 811 (5.01) 704 (4.35) 0.268 0.343 0.428 4.05 0.985
2 Detroit Tigers 162 88 74 0 .543 8.0 887 (5.48) 797 (4.92) 0.287 0.345 0.458 4.57 0.984
3 Minnesota Twins 162 79 83 0 .488 17.0 718 (4.43) 725 (4.48) 0.264 0.330 0.391 4.15 0.984
4 Chicago White Sox 162 72 90 0 .444 24.0 693 (4.28) 839 (5.18) 0.246 0.318 0.404 4.77 0.982
5 Kansas City Royals 162 69 93 0 .426 27.0 706 (3.86) 778 (4.80) 0.261 0.322 0.388 4.48 0.982
Eastern Division
1 Boston Red Sox 162 96 66 0 .593 -.- 867 (5.35) 657 (4.06) 0.279 0.362 0.444 3.87 0.986
2 New York Yankees* 162 94 68 0 .580 2.0 968 (5.98) 777 (4.80) 0.290 0.366 0.463 4.49 0.985
3 Toronto Blue Jays 162 83 79 0 .512 13.0 753 (4.65) 699 (4.31) 0.259 0.327 0.419 4.00 0.984
4 Baltimore Orioles 162 69 93 0 .426 27.0 756 (4.67) 868 (5.36) 0.272 0.333 0.412 5.17 0.987
5 Tampa Bay Devil Rays 162 66 96 0 .407 30.0 782 (4.83) 944 (5.83) 0.268 0.336 0.433 5.53 0.980
Western Division
1 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 162 94 68 0 .580 -.- 822 (5.07) 731 (4.51) 0.284 0.345 0.417 4.23 0.983
2 Seattle Mariners 162 88 74 0 .543 6.0 794 (4.90) 813 (5.02) 0.287 0.337 0.425 4.73 0.985
3 Oakland Athletics 162 76 86 0 .469 18.0 741 (4.57) 758 (4.68) 0.256 0.338 0.407 4.28 0.985
4 Texas Rangers 162 75 87 0 .463 19.0 816 (5.04) 844 (5.21) 0.263 0.328 0.426 4.75 0.980

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Delmon Young
Grady Sizemore
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Cleveland Indians
162
At Bats Ichiro Suzuki Seattle Mariners 678
Runs Scored Alex Rodriguez New York Yankees 143
Hits Ichiro Suzuki Seattle Mariners 238
Doubles Magglio Ordonez Detroit Tigers 54
Triples Curtis Granderson Detroit Tigers 23
Home Runs Alex Rodriguez New York Yankees 54
Total Bases Alex Rodriguez New York Yankees 376
Runs Batted In Alex Rodriguez New York Yankees 156
Stolen Bases Carl Crawford
Brian Roberts
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Baltimore Orioles
50
Caught Stealing Chone Figgins Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 12
Walks David Ortiz Boston Red Sox 111
Intentional Base-on-Balls Vladimir Guerrero Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 28
Hit by Pitch David DeJesus Kansas City Royals 23
Strikeouts Jack Cust Oakland Athletics 164
Sacrifice Hits Corey Patterson Baltimore Orioles 13
Sacrifice Flies Orlando Cabrera
Victor Martinez
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Cleveland Indians
11
Grounded into Double Plays Delmon Young
Mark Teahen
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Kansas City Royals
23
Batting Average Magglio Ordonez Detroit Tigers 0.363
On-Base Percentage David Ortiz Boston Red Sox 0.445
Slugging Percentage Alex Rodriguez New York Yankees 0.645
On-Base plus Slugging Alex Rodriguez New York Yankees 1.067
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Alex Rodriguez New York Yankees 176

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Josh Beckett Boston Red Sox 20
Losses Daniel Cabrera Baltimore Orioles 18
Win-Loss Percentage Justin Verlander Detroit Tigers 0.750
Appearances Scott Downs
Jamie Walker
Toronto Blue Jays
Baltimore Orioles
81
Games Started 8 tied with 34
Complete Games Roy Halladay Toronto Blue Jays 7
Shutouts Jose Contreras
Jeff Weaver
John Lackey
Paul Byrd
Chicago White Sox
Seattle Mariners
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Cleveland Indians
2
Games Finished J.J. Putz Seattle Mariners 65
Saves Joe Borowski Cleveland Indians 45
Innings Pitched C.C. Sabathia Cleveland Indians 241.0
Batters Faced C.C. Sabathia Cleveland Indians 975
Hits Allowed Joe Blanton Oakland Athletics 240
Home Runs Allowed Johan Santana Minnesota Twins 33
Base-on-Balls Allowed Daniel Cabrera Baltimore Orioles 108
Intentional Base-on-Balls Luis Vizcaino New York Yankees 11
Hit Batsmen Justin Verlander Detroit Tigers 19
Strikeouts Scott Kazmir Tampa Bay Devil Rays 239
Wild Pitches Justin Verlander Detroit Tigers 17
Balks Steve Trachsel Baltimore Orioles 3
Runs Allowed Jose Contreras Chicago White Sox 134
Earned Runs Allowed Daniel Cabrera Baltimore Orioles 126
Earned Run Average John Lackey Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3.01
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Johan Santana Minnesota Twins 1.073

[edit] All-Star Game

The American League won the 2007 All-Star Game at AT&T Park in San Francisco, CA on Tuesday, July 10, 2007 by a score of 5 to 4. The league's manager was Jim Leyland.

[edit] Postseason

The 2007 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.  Boston Red Sox 3  
West.  Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 0  
    East.  Boston Red Sox 4
  Cent.  Cleveland Indians 3
Cent.  Cleveland Indians 3
WC  New York Yankees 1  

In the World Series, the American League champion Boston Red Sox defeated the National League's Colorado Rockies, 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 382 out of a possible 392 points and 26 first-place votes.

The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was C.C. Sabathia of the Cleveland Indians. In the award's voting, he had 119 out of a possible 140 points and 19 first-place votes.

The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Dustin Pedroia, a second baseman with the Boston Red Sox. In the award's voting, he had 132 out of a possible 140 points and 24 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 Johan Santana Minnesota Twins
C Ivan Rodriguez Detroit Tigers
1B Kevin Youkilis Boston Red Sox
2B Placido Polanco Detroit Tigers
3B Adrian Beltre Seattle Mariners
SS Orlando Cabrera Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
OF Torii Hunter Minnesota Twins
Ichiro Suzuki Seattle Mariners
Grady Sizemore Cleveland Indians

[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 Jorge Posada New York Yankees
1B Carlos Pena Tampa Bay Devil Rays
2B Placido Polanco Detroit Tigers
3B Alex Rodriguez New York Yankees
SS Derek Jeter New York Yankees
OF Vladimir Guerrero Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Magglio Ordonez Detroit Tigers
Ichiro Suzuki Seattle Mariners
DH David Ortiz Boston Red Sox

[edit] Hall of Fame Game

The sixty-first annual Hall of Fame Game was played on May 21st at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The Baltimore Orioles defeated the Toronto Blue Jays, 13-7. It was the last time the game was played to its completion.

[edit] Notable events

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