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Sports Network's American League Team Rankings

(As of August 4, 2014)

By Chris Ruddick, MLB Editor

TeamRecordPrevious Rank
1. Oakland Athletics67-431
   Lester may have been overkill, but A's barely hanging on in the West
2. LA Angels of Anaheim66-442
   Very quietly Mike Scioscia has his club one game back of Oakland
3. Baltimore Orioles62-484
   Orioles still need to a starter if they want to contend for a pennant
4. Detroit Tigers61-473
   So who gets knocked out of rotation now in the playoffs?
5. Toronto Blue Jays60-536
   Big series this week against O's could determine Jays' chances
6. Seattle Mariners57-545
   A lot of teams not looking forward to a 1-game playoff with Mariners
7. New York Yankees57-537
   If you have ever played pro ball chances are Yanks will give you a look
8. Kansas City Royals57-539
   Four straight series wins has Royals right in the wild card mix
9. Cleveland Indians56-558
   Nothing like a visit from the Rangers to cure your ills
10. Chicago White Sox54-5810
   Since July 1, the White Sox have scored at least six runs on 11 occasions
11. Tampa Bay Rays54-5711
   Was that really the best offer for David Price?
12. Boston Red Sox49-6212
   Kudos to Ben Cherington; Hands down the biggest winners at trade deadline
13. Minnesota Twins50-6013
   Phil Hughes pitching to a 6.08 ERA in his past eight outings.
14. Houston Astros47-6514
   Astros should get rookie outfielder George Springer back this week
15. Texas Rangers43-6815
   Hard to imagine Ron Washington getting another season after this debacle

As of August 4, 2014, at 11:35 AM ET

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