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2015 American League

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The 2015 season of the American League was the one hundred fifteenth season of the league.

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Season summary[edit]

Standings[edit]

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 Kansas City Royals 162 95 67 0 .586 -.- 724 (4.47) 641 (3.96) 0.269 0.322 0.412 3.73 0.985
2 Minnesota Twins 162 83 79 0 .512 12.0 696 (4.30) 700 (4.32) 0.247 0.305 0.399 4.07 0.986
3 Cleveland Indians 161 81 80 0 .503 13.5 669 (4.16) 640 (3.98) 0.256 0.325 0.401 3.67 0.987
4 Chicago White Sox 162 76 86 0 .469 19.0 622 (3.84) 701 (4.33) 0.250 0.306 0.380 3.98 0.983
5 Detroit Tigers 161 74 87 0 .460 20.5 689 (4.28) 803 (4.99) 0.270 0.328 0.420 4.64 0.986
Eastern Division
1 Toronto Blue Jays 162 93 69 0 .574 -.- 891 (5.50) 670 (4.14) 0.269 0.340 0.457 3.80 0.985
2 New York Yankees* 162 87 75 0 .537 6.0 764 (4.72) 698 (4.31) 0.251 0.323 0.421 4.05 0.985
3 Baltimore Orioles 162 81 81 0 .500 12.0 713 (4.40) 693 (4.28) 0.250 0.307 0.421 4.05 0.987
4 Tampa Bay Rays 162 80 82 0 .494 13.0 644 (3.98) 642 (3.96) 0.252 0.314 0.406 3.74 0.984
5 Boston Red Sox 162 78 84 0 .481 15.0 748 (4.62) 753 (4.65) 0.265 0.325 0.415 4.31 0.984
Western Division
1 Texas Rangers 162 88 74 0 .543 -.- 751 (4.64) 733 (4.52) 0.257 0.325 0.413 4.24 0.981
2 Houston Astros* 162 86 76 0 .531 2.0 729 (4.50) 618 (3.81) 0.250 0.315 0.437 3.57 0.986
3 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 162 85 77 0 .525 3.0 661 (4.08) 675 (4.17) 0.246 0.307 0.396 3.94 0.984
4 Seattle Mariners 162 76 86 0 .469 12.0 656 (4.05) 726 (4.48) 0.249 0.311 0.411 4.16 0.985
5 Oakland Athletics 162 68 94 0 .420 20.0 694 (4.28) 729 (4.50) 0.251 0.312 0.395 4.14 0.979

League leaders[edit]

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

Batting[edit]

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Manny Machado Baltimore Orioles 162
At Bats Jose Altuve Houston Astros 638
Runs Scored Josh Donaldson Toronto Blue Jays 122
Hits Jose Altuve Houston Astros 200
Doubles Michael Brantley Cleveland Indians 45
Triples Eddie Rosario Minnesota Twins 15
Home Runs Chris Davis Baltimore Orioles 47
Total Bases Josh Donaldson Toronto Blue Jays 352
Runs Batted In Josh Donaldson Toronto Blue Jays 123
Stolen Bases Jose Altuve Houston Astros 38
Caught Stealing Jose Altuve Houston Astros 13
Walks Jose Bautista Toronto Blue Jays 110
Intentional Base-on-Balls David Ortiz Boston Red Sox 16
Hit by Pitch Brandon Guyer Tampa Bay Rays 24
Strikeouts Chris Davis Baltimore Orioles 208
Sacrifice Hits Francisco Lindor Cleveland Indians 13
Sacrifice Flies Edwin Encarnacion
Josh Donaldson
Melky Cabrera
Toronto Blue Jays
Toronto Blue Jays
Chicago White Sox
10
Grounded into Double Plays Trevor Plouffe Minnesota Twins 28
Batting Average Miguel Cabrera Detroit Tigers 0.338
On-Base Percentage Miguel Cabrera Detroit Tigers 0.440
Slugging Percentage Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 0.590
On-Base plus Slugging Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 0.991
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 176

Pitching[edit]

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Dallas Keuchel Houston Astros 20
Losses Corey Kluber Cleveland Indians 16
Win-Loss Percentage Nathan Eovaldi New York Yankees 0.824
Appearances Kevin Jepsen Tampa Bay/Minnesota 75
Games Started Chris Archer Tampa Bay Rays 34
Complete Games Corey Kluber
Mark Buehrle
Cleveland Indians
Toronto Blue Jays
4
Shutouts Felix Hernandez
Jeff Samardzija
Mike Montgomery
Sonny Gray
Dallas Keuchel
Seattle Mariners
Chicago White Sox
Seattle Mariners
Oakland Athletics
Houston Astros
2
Games Finished Cody Allen
Zach Britton
Cleveland Indians
Baltimore Orioles
58
Saves Brad Boxberger Tampa Bay Rays 41
Innings Pitched Dallas Keuchel Houston Astros 232.0
Batters Faced Dallas Keuchel Houston Astros 911
Hits Allowed Jeff Samardzija Chicago White Sox 228
Home Runs Allowed Phil Hughes
Hector Santiago
Jeff Samardzija
Anibal Sanchez
Jeremy Guthrie
Minnesota Twins
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Chicago White Sox
Detroit Tigers
Kansas City Royals
29
Base-on-Balls Allowed Trevor Bauer Cleveland Indians 79
Intentional Base-on-Balls Tyler Olson Seattle Mariners 7
Hit Batsmen Nick Martinez
Chris Sale
Texas Rangers
Chicago White Sox
13
Strikeouts Chris Sale Chicago White Sox 274
Wild Pitches Garrett Richards Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 17
Balks Al Alburquerque Detroit Tigers 4
Runs Allowed Jeff Samardzija Chicago White Sox 122
Earned Runs Allowed Jeff Samardzija Chicago White Sox 118
Earned Run Average David Price Detroit/Toronto 2.45
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Dallas Keuchel Houston Astros 1.017

All-Star Game[edit]

The American League won the 2015 All-Star Game, played at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 by a score of 6 to 3 over the National League. The league's manager was Ned Yost.

Postseason[edit]

The 2015 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
                           
        Cent. Kansas City Royals    3   
  WC1 New York Yankees   0       WC  Houston Astros    2      
  WC2 Houston Astros   1            Cent. Kansas City Royals    4  
       East. Toronto Blue Jays    2  
        West. Texas Rangers    2      
        East. Toronto Blue Jays   3    

In the World Series, the American League champion Kansas City Royals defeated the National League's New York Mets, 4 games to 1.

Award winners[edit]

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Josh Donaldson, a third baseman with the Toronto Blue Jays. In the award's voting, he had 385 out of a possible 420 points and 23 of 30 first-place votes.

The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was Dallas Keuchel of the Houston Astros. In the award's voting, he had 186 out of a possible 210 points and 22 of 30 first-place votes.

The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Carlos Correa, a shortstop with the Houston Astros. In the award's voting, he had 124 out of a possible 150 points and 17 of 30 first-place votes.

The Mariano Rivera Award, given to the best relief pitcher in the league, was given to Andrew Miller of the New York Yankees.

Gold Gloves[edit]

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 Dallas Keuchel Houston Astros
C Salvador Perez Kansas City Royals
1B Eric Hosmer Kansas City Royals
2B Jose Altuve Houston Astros
3B Manny Machado Baltimore Orioles
SS Alcides Escobar Kansas City Royals
LF Yoenis Cespedes Detroit Tigers
CF Kevin Kiermaier Tampa Bay Rays
RF Kole Calhoun Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Silver Sluggers[edit]

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 Brian McCann New York Yankees
1B Miguel Cabrera Detroit Tigers
2B Jose Altuve Houston Astros
3B Josh Donaldson Toronto Blue Jays
SS Xander Bogaerts Boston Red Sox
OF Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Nelson Cruz Seattle Mariners
J.D. Martinez Detroit Tigers
DH Kendrys Morales Kansas City Royals

Monthly Awards[edit]

Notable events[edit]

Umpires[edit]

See 2015 Major League Baseball