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Sports Network's American League Team Rankings

(As of July 7, 2014)

By Chris Ruddick, MLB Editor

TeamRecordPrevious Rank
1. Oakland Athletics55-331
   Samardzija moves makes the A's the team to beat in the AL
2. LA Angels of Anaheim51-365
   Perhaps this is the year Mike Trout gets that MVP award
3. Baltimore Orioles48-408
   Gausman pitched great over weekend but likely headed down with Norris return
4. Detroit Tigers48-377
   Verlander thinks A's made move to compete with Tigers in October
5. Seattle Mariners48-409
   The Mariners could be a team to watch in the second half
6. Toronto Blue Jays47-433
   Injuries starting to catch up to the Blue Jays
7. Kansas City Royals45-422
   If you can figure out this Royals team, please let me know
8. Tampa Bay Rays41-5015
   Don't look now but here come the Rays; Price isn't going anywhere ... for now
9. New York Yankees44-434
   Jeter gets 3,400th hit as well as his 14th All-Star invite on same day
10. Cleveland Indians43-446
   Corey Kluber probably deserved to be an All-Star
11. Chicago White Sox42-4712
   Chris Sale probably biggest omission from AL squad; should eventually get in
12. Boston Red Sox39-4910
   Ortiz chose not to participate in the Minnesota festivities
13. Texas Rangers38-5011
   Unfortunately it's just one of those years in Arlington
14. Minnesota Twins39-4813
   At least Twins fans will get to see the game's biggest stars next week
15. Houston Astros36-5414
   Astros must be patient with struggling Singleton

As of July 7, 2014, at 11:26 AM ET

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