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The 2010 season of the American League was the one hundred tenth 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 Minnesota Twins 162 94 68 0 .580 -.- 781 (4.82) 671 (4.14) 0.273 0.341 0.422 3.95 0.987
2 Chicago White Sox 162 88 74 0 .543 6.0 752 (4.64) 704 (4.35) 0.268 0.332 0.420 4.09 0.983
3 Detroit Tigers 162 81 81 0 .500 13.0 751 (4.64) 743 (4.59) 0.268 0.335 0.415 4.30 0.982
4 Cleveland Indians 162 69 93 0 .426 25.0 646 (3.99) 752 (4.64) 0.248 0.322 0.378 4.30 0.982
5 Kansas City Royals 162 67 95 0 .414 27.0 676 (4.17) 845 (5.22) 0.274 0.331 0.399 4.97 0.980
Eastern Division
1 Tampa Bay Rays 162 96 66 0 .593 -.- 802 (4.95) 649 (4.01) 0.247 0.333 0.403 3.78 0.986
2 New York Yankees* 162 95 67 0 .586 1.0 859 (5.30) 693 (4.28) 0.267 0.350 0.436 4.06 0.988
3 Boston Red Sox 162 89 73 0 .549 7.0 818 (5.05) 744 (4.59) 0.268 0.339 0.451 4.20 0.982
4 Toronto Blue Jays 162 85 77 0 .525 11.0 755 (4.66) 728 (4.49) 0.248 0.312 0.454 4.22 0.985
5 Baltimore Orioles 162 66 96 0 .407 30.0 613 (3.78) 785 (4.85) 0.259 0.316 0.386 4.59 0.982
Western Division
1 Texas Rangers 162 90 72 0 .556 -.- 787 (4.86) 687 (4.24) 0.276 0.338 0.419 3.93 0.982
2 Oakland Athletics 162 81 81 0 .500 9.0 663 (4.09) 626 (3.86) 0.256 0.324 0.378 3.56 0.984
3 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 162 80 82 0 .494 10.0 681 (4.20) 702 (4.33) 0.248 0.311 0.390 4.04 0.981
4 Seattle Mariners 162 61 101 0 .377 29.0 513 (3.17) 698 (4.31) 0.236 0.298 0.339 3.93 0.982

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Ichiro Suzuki Seattle Mariners 162
At Bats Ichiro Suzuki Seattle Mariners 680
Runs Scored Mark Teixeira New York Yankees 113
Hits Ichiro Suzuki Seattle Mariners 214
Doubles Adrian Beltre Boston Red Sox 49
Triples Carl Crawford Tampa Bay Rays 13
Home Runs Jose Bautista Toronto Blue Jays 54
Total Bases Jose Bautista Toronto Blue Jays 351
Runs Batted In Miguel Cabrera Detroit Tigers 126
Stolen Bases Juan Pierre Chicago White Sox 68
Caught Stealing Juan Pierre Chicago White Sox 18
Walks Daric Barton Oakland Athletics 110
Intentional Base-on-Balls Miguel Cabrera Detroit Tigers 32
Hit by Pitch Juan Pierre Chicago White Sox 21
Strikeouts Austin Jackson Detroit Tigers 170
Sacrifice Hits Chone Figgins
Elvis Andrus
Seattle Mariners
Texas Rangers
17
Sacrifice Flies Ben Zobrist Tampa Bay Rays 12
Grounded into Double Plays Billy Butler Kansas City Royals 32
Batting Average Josh Hamilton Texas Rangers 0.359
On-Base Percentage Miguel Cabrera Detroit Tigers 0.420
Slugging Percentage Josh Hamilton Texas Rangers 0.633
On-Base plus Slugging Josh Hamilton Texas Rangers 1.044
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Miguel Cabrera Detroit Tigers 178

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins CC Sabathia New York Yankees 21
Losses Kevin Millwood Baltimore Orioles 16
Win-Loss Percentage Tommy Hunter Texas Rangers 0.765
Appearances Randy Choate Tampa Bay Rays 85
Games Started Jered Weaver
Felix Hernandez
CC Sabathia
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Seattle Mariners
New York Yankees
34
Complete Games Carl Pavano
Cliff Lee
2010 Minnesota Twins
Seattle Mariners and
Texas Rangers
7
Shutouts Dallas Braden
Carl Pavano
Oakland Athletics
Minnesota Twins
2
Games Finished Neftali Feliz Texas Rangers 59
Saves Rafael Soriano Seattle Mariners 45
Innings Pitched Felix Hernandez Seattle Mariners 249.2
Batters Faced Felix Hernandez Seattle Mariners 1001
Hits Allowed Mark Buehrle
James Shields
Chicago White Sox
Tampa Bay Rays
240
Home Runs Allowed James Shields Tampa Bay Rays 34
Base-on-Balls Allowed C.J. Wilson Texas Rangers 93
Intentional Base-on-Balls Brad Ziegler Oakland Athletics 9
Hit Batsmen A.J. Burnett New York Yankees 19
Strikeouts Jered Weaver Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 233
Wild Pitches Ricky Romero Toronto Blue Jays 18
Balks Mark Buehrle Chicago White Sox 5
Runs Allowed James Shields Tampa Bay Rays 128
Earned Runs Allowed James Shields Tampa Bay Rays 117
Earned Run Average Felix Hernandez Seattle Mariners 2.27
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Cliff Lee Seattle Mariners
Texas Rangers
1.003

[edit] All-Star Game

The American League lost the 2010 All-Star Game at Angels Stadium in [Anaheim, CA]] on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 by a score of 3 to 1. The league's manager was Joe Girardi.

[edit] Postseason

The 2010 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.  Tampa Bay Rays 2  
West.  Texas Rangers 3  
    West.  Texas Rangers 4
  WC  New York Yankees 2
Cent.  Minnesota Twins 0
WC  New York Yankees 3  

In the World Series, the American League champion Texas Rangers lost to the National League's San Francisco Giants, 4 games to 1.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Josh Hamilton, an outfielder with the Texas Rangers. In the award's voting, he had 358 out of a possible 392 points and 22 first-place votes.

The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners. In the award's voting, he had 167 out of a possible 196 points and 21 first-place votes.

The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Neftali Feliz, a pitcher with the Texas Rangers. In the award's voting, he had 122 out of a possible 140 points and 20 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 Mark Buehrle Chicago White Sox
C Joe Mauer Minnesota Twins
1B Mark Teixeira New York Yankees
2B Robinson Cano New York Yankees
3B Evan Longoria Tampa Bay Rays
SS Derek Jeter New York Yankees
OF Franklin Gutierrez Seattle Mariners
Ichiro Suzuki Seattle Mariners
Carl Crawford Tampa Bay Rays

[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 Joe Mauer Minnesota Twins
1B Miguel Cabrera Detroit Tigers
2B Robinson Cano New York Yankees
3B Adrian Beltre Boston Red Sox
SS Alexei Ramirez Chicago White Sox
OF Jose Bautista Toronto Blue Jays
Josh Hamilton Texas Rangers
Carl Crawford Tampa Bay Rays
DH Vladimir Guerrero Texas Rangers

[edit] Notable events

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