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The 2020 season of the American League was the one hundred twentieth season of the league.
- 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||Minnesota Twins||60||36||24||0||.600||-.-||269 (4.48)||215 (3.58)||0.242||0.315||0.427||3.58||0.990|
|2||Cleveland Indians*||60||35||25||0||.583||1.0||248 (4.13)||209 (3.48)||0.228||0.317||0.372||3.29||0.986|
|2||Chicago White Sox*||60||35||25||0||.583||1.0||306 (5.10)||246 (4.10)||0.261||0.326||0.453||3.81||0.982|
|4||Kansas City Royals||60||26||34||0||.433||10.0||248 (4.13)||272 (4.53)||0.244||0.309||0.402||4.30||0.985|
|5||Detroit Tigers||58||23||35||0||.397||12.0||249 (4.29)||318 (5.48)||0.245||0.303||0.397||5.63||0.987|
|1||Tampa Bay Rays||60||40||20||0||.667||-.-||289 (4.82)||229 (3.82)||0.238||0.328||0.425||3.56||0.985|
|2||New York Yankees*||60||33||27||0||.550||7.0||315 (5.25)||270 (4.50)||0.247||0.342||0.447||4.35||0.976|
|3||Toronto Blue Jays*||60||32||28||0||.533||8.0||302 (5.03)||312 (5.20)||0.255||0.325||0.441||4.60||0.982|
|4||Baltimore Orioles||60||25||35||0||.417||15.0||274 (4.57)||294 (4.90)||0.258||0.321||0.429||4.51||0.980|
|5||Boston Red Sox||60||24||36||0||.400||16.0||292 (4.87)||351 (5.85)||0.265||0.330||0.445||5.58||0.979|
|1||Oakland Athletics||60||36||24||0||.600||-.-||274 (4.57)||232 (3.87)||0.225||0.322||0.396||3.77||0.987|
|2||Houston Astros*||60||29||31||0||.483||7.0||279 (4.65)||275 (3.95)||0.240||0.312||0.408||3.66||0.991|
|3||Seattle Mariners||60||27||33||0||.450||9.0||254 (4.23)||303 (5.05)||0.226||0.309||0.370||5.03||0.989|
|4||Los Angeles Angels||60||26||34||0||.433||10.0||294 (4.90)||321 (5.35)||0.248||0.332||0.430||5.09||0.983|
|5||Texas Rangers||60||22||38||0||.367||14.0||224 (3.73)||312 (5.20)||0.217||0.285||0.364||5.02||0.981|
The 2020 All-Star Game had been scheduled to be played on Tuesday, July 14 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA but was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The 2020 American League playoffs featured the champions of the league's three divisions along with the second-place team in each division and two wild card teams. The teams competed in a best-of-three Wild Card Series, 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 Series||Division Series||League Championship Series|
|1||Tampa Bay Rays||2|
|8||Toronto Blue Jays||0|
|1||Tampa Bay Rays||3|
|5||New York Yankees||2|
|5||New York Yankees||2|
|1||Tampa Bay Rays||4|
|7||Chicago White Sox||1|
In the World Series, the American League champion Tampa Bay Rays were defeated by the National League's Los Angeles Dodgers, 4 games to 2.
The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was José Abreu, a first baseman with the Chicago White Sox. In the award's voting, he had 374 out of a possible 420 points and 21 of 30 first-place votes.
The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was Shane Bieber of the Cleveland Indians, by unanimous vote. In the award's voting, he had 210 out of a possible 210 points and all 30 first-place votes.
The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Kyle Lewis, an outfielder with the Seattle Mariners. In the award's voting, he had 150 of a possible 150 points and all 30 first-place votes.
The Mariano Rivera Award, given to the best relief pitcher in the league, was given to Liam Hendriks of the Oakland Athletics.
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
- August: Jose Abreu, Chicago White Sox
- September: Jose Ramirez, Cleveland Indians
- Pitcher of the Month Award
- August: Shane Bieber, Cleveland Indians
- September: Chris Bassitt, Oakland Athletics
- Rookie of the Month Award
- August: Luis Robert, Chicago White Sox
- September: Jared Walsh, Los Angeles Angels
See 2020 Major League Baseball
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