The latest American League standings can be found by division below. Starting with the AL East, check out the up to date season records for all 15 American League teams.
The three division progress to the postseason for a shot at the World Series. Of the other teams, the two teams with the best record take part in a winner-takes-all wildcard game. The winner of that game moves in the Division Series to face the top seed.
The Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox are the founding members of the American League East. Movement has been frequent with the Jays joining in 1977 and the Rays becoming a part of the division 21 years later.
The AL Central only came into existence in the 1990s. Previously scattered elsewhere, the White Sox, Royals, Cleveland and Twins were founding members with the Tigers joining just a year later. Cleveland is the most successful team in the history of the division.
Founded in 1969, there’s been plenty of change to the AL West over the years. Only the Angels and Athletics are ever-presents, with Houston joining from the National League in 2013. The Astros have since been a force in the American League standings, winning three straight division titles in the back end of the 2010s.
Seattle joined as an expansion team in 1977. The Rangers, having changed the franchise from the Washington Senators, joined in 1972.
How to follow American League games
There’s a variety of ways to watch the MLB season. If time isn’t on your side, though, downloading the MLB app is a must for any baseball fan. Quick game recaps, box scores and highlights are available to keep up to speed with the intensity of an MLB campaign.
Of course, there’s widespread written, video and audio coverage across the internet too. Franchise Sports provides daily MLB articles, and a podcast every couple of weeks on all the latest MLB happenings.