2012 American League
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 Season summary
- 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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
 League leaders
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
 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.
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|
 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 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.
 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.
 Monthly Awards
- Player of the Month Award
- Pitcher of the Month Award
- Rookie of the Month Award
 Notable events