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Sports Network's American League Team Rankings

(As of August 20, 2014)

By Chris Ruddick, MLB Editor

TeamRecordPrevious Rank
1. LA Angels of Anaheim74-502
   Garrett Richards becoming ace; 1.79 ERA since start of June
2. Oakland Athletics74-511
   Nothing like a visit from the Mets to get the A's back on track
3. Kansas City Royals70-558
   Royals have won 22 of 27 and sit atop AL Central
4. Baltimore Orioles72-523
   The team nobody is talking about in AL, but the one with the biggest lead
5. Detroit Tigers67-564
   Tigers fans crossing their fingers on Verlander shoulder
6. Seattle Mariners68-576
   If Paxton continues to roll M's could be dangerous in October
7. New York Yankees63-607
   Why would the Yankees even risk bringing Tanaka back this season?
8. Toronto Blue Jays64-625
   Time is starting to run out on Blue Jays
9. Cleveland Indians63-619
   See Blue Jays ...
10. Tampa Bay Rays61-6411
   Rays get a look at some lefty named Price this week
11. Chicago White Sox59-6710
   Abreu ends HR drought; tied once again for AL lead with 32
12. Boston Red Sox56-6912
   Papi leads the league with 92 RBI, accounting for 19 percent of Boston's runs
13. Minnesota Twins55-6913
   Kyle Gibson continues to be silver lining in Twins' disappointing season
14. Houston Astros53-7314
   Astros on pace to win 16 more games than last season
15. Texas Rangers48-7715
   Going to be an interesting offseason in Arlington

As of August 20, 2014, at 12:10 PM ET

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