2016 American League
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- 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||Cleveland Indians||161||94||67||0||.584||-.-||777 (4.83)||676 (4.20)||0.262||0.329||0.430||3.84||0.985|
|2||Detroit Tigers||161||86||75||0||.534||8.0||750 (4.66)||721 (4.48)||0.267||0.331||0.438||4.24||0.987|
|3||Kansas City Royals||162||81||81||0||.500||13.5||675 (4.17)||712 (4.40)||0.261||0.312||0.400||4.21||0.984|
|4||Chicago White Sox||162||78||84||0||.481||16.5||686 (4.23)||715 (4.41)||0.257||0.317||0.410||4.10||0.984|
|5||Minnesota Twins||162||59||103||0||.364||35.5||722 (4.46)||889 (5.49)||0.251||0.316||0.421||5.08||0.979|
|1||Boston Red Sox||162||93||69||0||.574||-.-||878 (5.42)||694 (4.28)||0.282||0.348||0.461||4.00||0.987|
|2||Toronto Blue Jays*||162||89||73||0||.549||4.0||759 (4.69)||666 (4.11)||0.248||0.330||0.426||3.78||0.986|
|2||Baltimore Orioles*||162||89||73||0||.549||4.0||744 (4.59)||715 (4.41)||0.256||0.317||0.443||4.22||0.987|
|4||New York Yankees||162||84||78||0||.519||9.0||680 (4.20)||702 (4.33)||0.252||0.314||0.405||4.16||0.985|
|5||Tampa Bay Rays||162||68||94||0||.420||25.0||672 (4.15)||713 (4.40)||0.243||0.307||0.426||4.20||0.984|
|1||Texas Rangers||162||95||67||0||.586||-.-||765 (4.72)||757 (4.67)||0.262||0.322||0.433||4.37||0.984|
|2||Seattle Mariners||162||86||76||0||.531||9.0||768 (4.74)||707 (4.36)||0.259||0.326||0.430||4.00||0.985|
|3||Houston Astros||162||84||78||0||.519||11.0||724 (4.47)||701 (4.33)||0.247||0.319||0.417||4.06||0.987|
|4||Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim||162||74||88||0||.457||21.0||717 (4.43)||727 (4.49)||0.260||0.322||0.405||4.28||0.983|
|5||Oakland Athletics||162||69||93||0||.426||26.0||653 (4.03)||761 (4.70)||0.246||0.304||0.395||4.51||0.984|
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
The 2016 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|
|WC1||Toronto Blue Jays||1||WC||Toronto Blue Jays||3|
|WC2||Baltimore Orioles||0||WC||Toronto Blue Jays||1|
|East.||Boston Red Sox||0|
The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Mike Trout, an outfielder with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. In the award's voting, he had 356 out of a possible 420 points and 19 of 30 first-place votes.
The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was Rick Porcello of the Boston Red Sox. In the award's voting, he had 137 out of a possible 210 points and 8 of 30 first-place votes.
The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Michael Fulmer, a pitcher with the Detroit Tigers. In the award's voting, he had 142 out of a possible 150 points and 26 of 30 first-place votes.
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.
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.
- Player of the Month Award
- Pitcher of the Month Award
- Rookie of the Month Award
- Doug Miller: "Most amazing American League games of 2016", mlb.com, December 28, 2016.