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The 2017 season of the American League was the one hundred seventeenth 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 Cleveland Indians 162 102 60 0 .630 -.- 818 (5.05) 564 (3.48) 0.263 0.339 0.449 3.30 0.987
2 Minnesota Twins* 162 85 77 0 .525 17.0 815 (5.03) 788 (4.86) 0.260 0.334 0.434 4.59 0.987
3 Kansas City Royals 162 80 82 0 .494 22.0 702 (4.33) 791 (4.88) 0.259 0.311 0.420 4.61 0.987
4 Chicago White Sox 162 67 95 0 .414 35.0 706 (4.36) 820 (5.06) 0.256 0.314 0.417 4.78 0.981
5 Detroit Tigers 162 64 98 0 .395 38.0 735 (4.54) 894 (5.52) 0.258 0.324 0.424 5.36 0.985
Eastern Division
1 Boston Red Sox 162 93 69 0 .574 -.- 785 (4.85) 668 (4.12) 0.258 0.329 0.407 3.70 0.982
2 New York Yankees* 162 91 71 0 .562 2.0 858 (5.30) 660 (4.07) 0.262 0.339 0.447 3.72 0.984
3 Tampa Bay Rays 162 80 82 0 .494 13.0 694 (4.28) 704 (4.35) 0.245 0.317 0.422 3.97 0.983
4 Toronto Blue Jays 162 76 86 0 .469 17.0 693 (4.28) 784 (4.84) 0.240 0.312 0.412 4.42 0.985
5 Baltimore Orioles 162 75 87 0 .463 18.0 743 (4.59) 841 (5.19) 0.260 0.312 0.435 4.97 0.984
Western Division
1 Houston Astros 162 101 61 0 .623 -.- 896 (5.53) 700 (4.32) 0.282 0.346 0.478 4.12 0.983
2 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 162 80 82 0 .494 21.0 710 (4.38) 709 (4.38) 0.243 0.315 0.397 4.08 0.986
3 Seattle Mariners 162 78 84 0 .481 23.0 750 (4.63) 772 (4.77) 0.259 0.325 0.424 4.46 0.982
3 Texas Rangers 162 78 84 0 .481 23.0 799 (4.93) 816 (5.04) 0.244 0.320 0.430 4.66 0.982
5 Oakland Athletics 162 75 87 0 .463 26.0 739 (4.56) 826 (5.10) 0.246 0.319 0.436 4.68 0.980

League leaders[edit]

Batting[edit]

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Eric Hosmer
Rougned Odor
Alcides Escobar
Kansas City Royals
Texas Rangers
Kansas City Royals
162
At Bats Francisco Lindor Cleveland Indians 651
Runs Scored Aaron Judge New York Yankees 128
Hits Jose Altuve Houston Astros 204
Doubles Jose Ramirez Cleveland Indians 56
Triples Nicholas Castellanos Detroit Tigers 10
Home Runs Aaron Judge New York Yankees 52
Total Bases Jose Altuve Houston Astros 343
Runs Batted In Nelson Cruz Seattle Mariners 119
Stolen Bases Whit Merrifield Kansas City Royals 34
Caught Stealing Elvis Andrus Texas Rangers 10
Walks Aaron Judge New York Yankees 127
Intentional Base-on-Balls Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 15
Hit by Pitch Carlos Gomez Texas Rangers 19
Strikeouts Aaron Judge New York Yankees 208
Sacrifice Hits Delino DeShields Texas Rangers 13
Sacrifice Flies Josh Reddick
Evan Longoria
Houston Astros
Tampa Bay Rays
12
Grounded into Double Plays Albert Pujols Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 26
Batting Average Jose Altuve Houston Astros 0.346
On-Base Percentage Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 0.442
Slugging Percentage Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 0.629
On-Base plus Slugging Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1.071
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 187

Pitching[edit]

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Carlos Carrasco
Jason Vargas
Corey Kluber
Cleveland Indians
Kansas City Royals
Cleveland Indians
18
Losses Rick Porcello Boston Red Sox 17
Win-Loss Percentage Brad Peacock Houston Astros 0.867
Appearances Peter Moylan
Bryan Shaw
Kansas City Royals
Cleveland Indians
79
Games Started Kevin Gausman
Chris Archer
Baltimore Orioles
Tampa Bay Rays
34
Complete Games Ervin Santana
Corey Kluber
Minnesota Twins
Cleveland Indians
6
Shutouts Ervin Santana
Corey Kluber
Minnesota Twins
Cleveland Indians
3
Games Finished Roberto Osuna Toronto Blue Jays 58
Saves Alex Colome Tampa Bay Rays 47
Innings Pitched Chris Sale Boston Red Sox 214.1
Batters Faced Rick Porcello Boston Red Sox 885
Hits Allowed Rick Porcello Boston Red Sox 236
Home Runs Allowed Rick Porcello Boston Red Sox 38
Base-on-Balls Allowed Wade Miley Baltimore Orioles 93
Intentional Base-on-Balls Alex Colome Tampa Bay Rays 7
Hit Batsmen Jose Berrios
Mike Fiers
Charlie Morton
Minnesota Twins
Houston Astros
Houston Astros
13
Strikeouts Chris Sale Boston Red Sox 308
Wild Pitches James Paxton
Chris Archer
Seattle Mariners
Tampa Bay Rays
15
Balks Alex Claudio Texas Rangers 3
Runs Allowed Rick Porcello Boston Red Sox 125
Earned Runs Allowed Ubaldo Jimenez
Jordan Zimmermann
Baltimore Orioles
Detroit Tigers
108
Earned Run Average Corey Kluber Cleveland Indians 2.25
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Corey Kluber Cleveland Indians 0.869

All-Star Game[edit]

The American League won the 2017 All-Star Game, played at Marlins Park in Miami, FL on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 by a score of 2 to 1 over the National League. The league's manager was Brad Mills, subbing for Terry Francona for medical reasons.

Postseason[edit]

The 2017 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. Cleveland Indians     
  WC1 New York Yankees   1       WC  New York Yankees    3      
  WC2 Minnesota Twins   0            WC New York Yankees    3  
       West. Houston Astros    4  
        West. Houston Astros    3      
        East. Boston Red Sox   1    

In the World Series, the American League champion Houston Astros defeated the National League's Los Angeles Dodgers, 4 games to 3.

Award winners[edit]

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was José Altuve, a second baseman with the Houston Astros. In the award's voting, he had 405 out of a possible 420 points and 27 of 30 first-place votes.

The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was Corey Kluber of the Cleveland Indians. In the award's voting, he had 204 out of a possible 210 points and 28 of 30 first-place votes.

The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Aaron Judge, an outfielder with the New York Yankees, by unanimous vote. In the award's voting, he had 150 points and all 30 first-place votes.

The Mariano Rivera Award, given to the best relief pitcher in the league, was given to Craig Kimbrel of the Boston Red Sox.

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 Marcus Stroman Toronto Blue Jays
C Martin Maldonado Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
1B Eric Hosmer Kansas City Royals
2B Brian Dozier Minnesota Twins
3B Evan Longoria Tampa Bay Rays
SS Andrelton Simmons Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
LF Alex Gordon Kansas City Royals
CF Byron Buxton Minnesota Twins
RF Mookie Betts Boston Red Sox

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 Gary Sanchez New York Yankees
1B Eric Hosmer Kansas City Royals
2B Jose Altuve Houston Astros
3B Jose Ramirez Cleveland Indians
SS Francisco Lindor Cleveland Indians
OF Aaron Judge New York Yankees
George Springer Houston Astros
Justin Upton Detroit/Los Angeles
DH Nelson Cruz Seattle Mariners

Monthly Awards[edit]

Notable events[edit]

Umpires[edit]

See 2017 Major League Baseball

Further Reading[edit]

  • Joe Posnanski: "10 second-half questions from All-Star moments", mlb.com, July 12, 2017. [1]
  • Kevin Santo: "American League second half preview: Will East rule the wild cards?", USA Today Sports, July 13, 2017. [2]

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