2011 American League
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 Season summary
- 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|
|1||Detroit Tigers||162||95||67||0||.586||-.-||787 (4.86)||711 (4.39)||0.277||0.340||0.434||4.04||0.983|
|2||Cleveland Indians||162||80||82||0||.494||15.0||704 (4.35)||760 (4.69)||0.250||0.317||0.396||4.23||0.982|
|3||Chicago White Sox||162||79||83||0||.488||16.0||654 (4.04)||706 (4.36)||0.252||0.319||0.388||4.10||0.987|
|4||Kansas City Royals||162||71||91||0||.438||24.0||730 (4.51)||762 (4.70)||0.275||0.329||0.415||4.44||0.985|
|5||Minnesota Twins||162||63||99||0||.389||32.0||619 (3.82)||804 (4.96)||0.247||0.306||0.360||4.58||0.980|
|1||New York Yankees||162||97||65||0||.599||-.-||867 (5.35)||657 (4.06)||0.263||0.343||0.444||3.73||0.983|
|2||Tampa Bay Rays*||162||91||71||0||.562||6.0||707 (4.36)||614 (3.79)||0.244||0.322||0.402||3.58||0.988|
|3||Boston Red Sox||162||90||72||0||.556||7.0||875 (5.40)||737 (4.55)||0.280||0.349||0.461||4.20||0.985|
|4||Toronto Blue Jays||162||81||81||0||.500||16.0||743 (4.59)||761 (4.70)||0.249||0.317||0.413||4.32||0.982|
|5||Baltimore Orioles||162||69||93||0||.426||28.0||708 (4.37)||860 (5.31)||0.257||0.316||0.413||4.89||0.982|
|1||Texas Rangers||162||96||66||0||.593||-.-||855 (5.28)||677 (4.18)||0.283||0.340||0.460||3.79||0.981|
|2||Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim||162||86||76||0||.531||10.0||667 (4.12)||633 (3.91)||0.253||0.313||0.402||3.57||0.985|
|3||Oakland Athletics||162||74||88||0||.457||22.0||645 (3.98)||679 (4.19)||0.244||0.311||0.369||3.71||0.979|
|4||Seattle Mariners||162||67||95||0||.414||29.0||556 (3.43)||675 (4.17)||0.233||0.292||0.348||3.90||0.982|
 League leaders
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
 All-Star Game
The 2011 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.||New York Yankees||2|
|WC.||Tampa Bay Rays||1|
 Award winners
The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Justin Verlander, a starting pitcher with the Detroit Tigers. In the award's voting, he had 280 out of a possible 392 points and 13 first place votes.
The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was also Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers, who won by unanimous vote. In the award's voting, he had 160 out of a possible 160 points and all 28 first-place votes.
The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Jeremy Hellickson, a pitcher with the Tama Bay Rays. In the award's voting, he had 102 out of a possible 140 points and 17 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 hitters as voted upon by its managers and coaches, at their respective position.
 Notable events
 Further Reading
- Paul Kocak: Baseball's Starry Night: Reliving Major League Baseball's 2011 Wild Card Night of Shock and Awe, Digitature, New York, NY, 2012. ISBN 0615622305