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AmericanLeague.jpg The 2012 season of the American League was the one hundred twelfth season of the league.

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[edit] Season summary

[edit] Standings

An asterisk (*) indicates the team was one of its league's wild cards, 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 Detroit Tigers 162 88 74 0 .543 -.- 726 (4.48) 670 (4.14) 0.268 0.335 0.422 3.77 0.983
2 Chicago White Sox 162 85 77 0 .525 3.0 748 (4.62) 676 (4.17) 0.255 0.318 0.422 4.02 0.988
3 Kansas City Royals 162 72 90 0 .444 16.0 676 (4.17) 746 (4.60) 0.265 0.317 0.400 4.30 0.981
4 Cleveland Indians 162 68 94 0 .420 20.0 667 (4.12) 845 (5.22) 0.251 0.324 0.381 4.79 0.984
5 Minnesota Twins 162 66 96 0 .407 22.0 701 (4.33) 832 (5.14) 0.260 0.325 0.390 4.77 0.983
Eastern Division
1 New York Yankees 162 95 67 0 .586 -.- 804 (4.96) 668 (4.12) 0.265 0.337 0.453 3.86 0.987
2 Baltimore Orioles* 162 93 69 0 .574 2.0 712 (4.40) 705 (4.35) 0.247 0.311 0.417 3.90 0.983
3 Tampa Bay Rays 162 90 72 0 .556 5.0 697 (4.30) 577 (3.56) 0.240 0.317 0.394 3.19 0.981
4 Toronto Blue Jays 162 73 89 0 .451 22.0 716 (4.42) 784 (4.84) 0.245 0.309 0.407 4.64 0.984
5 Boston Red Sox 162 69 93 0 .426 26.0 734 (4.53) 806 (4.98) 0.260 0.315 0.415 4.72 0.983
Western Division
1 Oakland Athletics 162 94 68 0 .580 -.- 713 (4.40) 614 (3.79) 0.238 0.310 0.404 3.50 0.982
2 Texas Rangers* 162 93 69 0 .574 1.0 808 (4.99) 707 (4.36) 0.273 0.334 0.446 4.02 0.986
3 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 162 89 73 0 .549 5.0 767 (4.73) 699 (4.31) 0.274 0.332 0.433 4.02 0.984
4 Seattle Mariners 162 75 87 0 .463 19.0 619 (3.82) 651 (4.02) 0.234 0.296 0.369 3.76 0.988

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Adam Jones
Ichiro Suzuki
Prince Fielder
Baltimore Orioles
Seattle/New York
Detroit Tigers
162
At Bats Derek Jeter New York Yankees 683
Runs Scored Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 129
Hits Derek Jeter New York Yankees 216
Doubles Alex Gordon Kansas City Royals 51
Triples Austin Jackson Detroit Tigers 10
Home Runs Miguel Cabrera Detroit Tigers 44
Total Bases Miguel Cabrera Detroit Tigers 377
Runs Batted In Miguel Cabrera Detroit Tigers 139
Stolen Bases Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 49
Caught Stealing Rajai Davis Toronto Blue Jays 13
Walks Adam Dunn Chicago White Sox 105
Intentional Base-on-Balls Prince Fielder Detroit Tigers 18
Hit by Pitch Kevin Youkilis
Prince Fielder
Boston/Chicago
Detroit Tigers
17
Strikeouts Adam Dunn Chicago White Sox 222
Sacrifice Hits Elvis Andrus Texas Rangers 17
Sacrifice Flies Mark Teixeira New York Yankees 12
Grounded into Double Plays Miguel Cabrera Detroit Tigers 28
Batting Average Miguel Cabrera Detroit Tigers 0.330
On-Base Percentage Joe Mauer Minnesota Twins 0.416
Slugging Percentage Miguel Cabrera Detroit Tigers 0.606
On-Base plus Slugging Miguel Cabrera Detroit Tigers 0.999
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 171

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins David Price
Jered Weaver
Tampa Bay Rays
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
20
Losses Ubaldo Jimenez Cleveland Indians 17
Win-Loss Percentage David Price
Jered Weaver
Tampa Bay Rays
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
0.800
Appearances Boone Logan New York Yankees 80
Games Started Bruce Chen
C.J. Wilson
Justin Masterson
Kansas City Royals
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Cleveland Indians
34
Complete Games Justin Verlander Detroit Tigers 6
Shutouts Felix Hernandez Seattle Mariners 5
Games Finished Jose Valverde Detroit Tigers 67
Saves Jim Johnson Baltimore Orioles 51
Innings Pitched Justin Verlander Detroit Tigers 238.1
Batters Faced Justin Verlander Detroit Tigers 956
Hits Allowed Rick Porcello Detroit Tigers 226
Home Runs Allowed Ervin Santana Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 39
Base-on-Balls Allowed Ricky Romero Toronto Blue Jays 105
Intentional Base-on-Balls Tim Collins
Anthony Swarzak
Kansas City Royals
Minnesota Twins
8
Hit Batsmen Gavin Floyd Chicago White Sox 14
Strikeouts Justin Verlander Detroit Tigers 239
Wild Pitches Ubaldo Jimenez Cleveland Indians 16
Balks Franklin Morales Boston Red Sox 5
Runs Allowed Luke Hochevar Kansas City Royals 127
Earned Runs Allowed Luke Hochevar Kansas City Royals 118
Earned Run Average David Price Tampa Bay Rays 2.56
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Jered Weaver Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1.018

[edit] All-Star Game

The American League lost the 2012 All-Star Game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 by a score of 8 to 0 against the National League. The league's manager was Ron Washington.

[edit] Postseason

The 2012 American League playoffs featured the champions of the league's three divisions along with two wild card teams. The teams competed in a Wild Card Game, a best-of-five Division Series, and a best-of-seven League Championship Series. The winner of the League Championship Series represented the league in the World Series.

  Wild Card Game     Division Series     League Championship Series
                           
        East. New York Yankees    3   
  WC1 Texas Rangers   0       WC  Baltimore Orioles   2      
  WC2 Baltimore Orioles   1            East. New York Yankees    0  
       Cent. Detroit Tigers   4  
        West. Oakland Athletics    2      
        Cent. Detroit Tigers   3    

In the World Series, the American League champion Detroit Tigers lost to the National League's San Francisco Giants, 4 games to 0.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Miguel Cabrera, a first baseman with the Detroit Tigers. In the award's voting, he had 362 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 David Price of the Tampa Bay Rays. In the award's voting, he had 153 out of a possible 160 points and 14 first-place votes.

The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Mike Trout, an outfielder with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, by unanimous choice. In the award's voting, he had 140 out of a possible 140 points and all 28 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 Jake Peavy
Jeremy Hellickson
Chicago White Sox
Tampa Bay Rays
C Matt Wieters Baltimore Orioles
1B Mark Teixeira New York Yankees
2B Robinson Cano New York Yankees
3B Adrian Beltre Texas Rangers
SS J.J. Hardy Baltimore Orioles
LF Alex Gordon Kansas City Royals
CF Adam Jones Baltimore Orioles
RF Josh Reddick Oakland Athletics

[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 A.J. Pierzynski Chicago White Sox
1B Prince Fielder Detroit Tigers
2B Robinson Cano New York Yankees
3B Miguel Cabrera Detroit Tigers
SS Derek Jeter New York Yankees
OF Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Josh Hamilton Texas Rangers
Josh Willingham Minnesota Twins
DH Billy Butler Kansas City Royals

[edit] Notable events

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