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Sports Network's American League Team Rankings

(As of April 15, 2014)

By Chris Ruddick, MLB Editor

TeamRecordPrevious Rank
1. Oakland Athletics9-4-
   Best record in the AL despite all the problems with closer Jim Johnson
2. Detroit Tigers6-4-
   Scherzer still looking for first win
3. New York Yankees7-6-
   Beltran and Ellsbury look great, but injuries starting to set in
4. Tampa Bay Rays7-7-
   Losing Matt Moore is a blow, but Rays should have enough young arms to get by
5. Seattle Mariners7-5-
   Same old problems in Seattle; team can't score any runs
6. Toronto Blue Jays7-6-
   With that lineup this team could be a real sleeper in the AL
7. Chicago White Sox7-6-
   You have to love what Alexei Ramirez is doing right now
8. Boston Red Sox5-8-
   Red Sox may have dodged a bullet with Pedroia, but he still may land on DL
9. Texas Rangers6-7-
   How much of a difference will Colby Lewis make in rotation?
10. Cleveland Indians6-7-
   No team has had to use their bullpen more this season than the Indians
11. LA Angels of Anaheim6-7-
   All four of Mike Trout's 2014 home runs have come in the first inning
12. Baltimore Orioles6-7-
   Machado getting closer to returning
13. Kansas City Royals4-7-
   Royals could get fat this week versus Astros
14. Minnesota Twins6-6-
   That Phil Hughes signing doesn't look so great, huh?
15. Houston Astros5-8-
   Houston fans already focusing on what Texans will do in the NFL draft

As of April 15, 2014, at 01:53 PM ET

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