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Sports Network's American League Team Rankings

(As of July 22, 2014)

By Chris Ruddick, MLB Editor

TeamRecordPrevious Rank
1. Oakland Athletics61-371
   If the Athletics can't get over the hump this year, they never will
2. LA Angels of Anaheim59-392
   Huston Street was a tremendous get, but Halos still need a starter
3. Detroit Tigers55-414
   Starting to hear some rumors linking them to Jonathan Papelbon
4. Baltimore Orioles54-443
   If the O's were to get another starter watch out
5. Seattle Mariners53-465
   Mariners are still one bat away from being taken seriously
6. Toronto Blue Jays51-496
   Melky Cabrera carrying the offense at the moment, but he needs help
7. New York Yankees50-489
   Yanks could be in on Cliff Lee, but will it matter?
8. Cleveland Indians50-4910
   Salazar could be exactly the boost that rotation is looking for
9. Kansas City Royals48-507
   Royals only three games away from the AL Central cellar
10. Chicago White Sox48-5211
   Jose Abreu has collected a hit in 29 of his last 30 games
11. Tampa Bay Rays47-538
   Would anyone be surprised if a month from now Rays/Red Sox are atop AL East
12. Boston Red Sox47-5212
   Hold off on that firesale ... here come the Red Sox
13. Minnesota Twins45-5314
   Still no timetable for Mauer's return
14. Houston Astros41-5815
   Astros left with a lot of egg on their faces after Brady Aiken mess
15. Texas Rangers40-5913
   Hard to imagine Ron Washington keeps his job after this season

As of July 22, 2014, at 12:27 PM ET

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