2011 Season News

May 25 The New York Yankees' Mariano Rivera becomes the first pitcher in MLB history to make 1,000 appearances with one team, reaching the milestone by retiring the side in the ninth inning of the Yankees' 7–3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. Rivera also becomes the 15th pitcher in MLB history with 1,000 career appearances

June 2 - On the first anniversary of Armando Galarraga's near-perfect game, Major League Baseball puts a rule into effect that Jim Joyce, the first-base umpire whose incorrect call cost Gallaraga the perfect game, cannot umpire any games in which Galarraga’s team plays. The two have become business partners after releasing a book on the game, and this relationship could affect Joyce's impartiality while umpiring Galarraga's team. The policy is similar to the one that prevents Jim Wolf from being the home plate umpire in games that his younger brother Randy pitches in

June 10 - At Miller Park, Tony La Russa of the St. Louis Cardinals manages his 5,000th game, joining Connie Mack (7,755) as the only managers to reach this milestone. The Milwaukee Brewers, however, shut out the Cardinals 8-0.

July 9 - At Yankee Stadium, Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees becomes the 28th member of the 3,000 hit club, homering off David Price in the third inning of the Yankees' 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. Jeter becomes the first player to reach the milestone exclusively as a Yankee, and only the second to do so with a home run, joining Wade Boggs in 1999. He also becomes the first player to go 5-for-5 the day of achieving his 3000th hit and only the second to collect five hits in the game, joining Craig Biggio in 2007. In the eighth inning, his fifth hit scores Eduardo Núñez with the winning run.

August 21 - With both Alex Rodriguez and Jim Thome in the line-ups for their respective ballclubs in the final game of a four game set between the New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins, it is the first match-up of 600 home run club members since Willie Mays and Hank Aaron faced off as members of the New York Mets and Atlanta Braves, respectively, on July 17, 1973. Rodriguez and Thome share a hand shake at homeplate prior to the game to a huge ovation

August 27 - Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers wins his 20th game of the season, the fastest pitcher to do so before the end of August since Curt Schilling did so in 2002. He is the first Tigers 20-game winner since Bill Gullickson in 1991, and it marks the 44th time in Tigers history that a pitcher has reached 20 wins in a season. Verlander won his 20th game in the Tigers' 132nd game of the season, making him the fastest Detroit pitcher to 20 wins since Mickey Lolich got his 20th win in Game No. 131 of the 1972 season.

Agust 28 - Derek Jeter plays his 2,402nd game as a Yankee, passing Mickey Mantle as the team's all-time leader in games played.

September 19 - Mariano Rivera recorded his 602nd career save in the New York Yankees' 6–4 win over the Minnesota Twins, placing him alone atop Major League Baseball's career saves list.
2011 American League East
Team Record GB
New York Yankees 97-65 -
Tampa Bay Rays 91-71 6.0
Boston Red Sox 90-72 7.0
Toronto Blue Jays 81-81 16.0
Baltimore Orioles 69-93 28.0
2011 American League Central
Team Record GB
Detroit Tigers 95-67 -
Cleveland Indians 80-82 15.0
Chicago White Sox 79-83 16.0
Kansas City Royals 71-91 24.0
Minnesota Twins 63-99 32.0
2011 American League West
Team Record GB
Texas Rangers 96-66 -
Los Angeles Angels 86-76 10.0
Oakland Athletics 74-88 22.0
Seattle Mariners 67-95 29.0
2011 National League East
Team Record GB
Philadelphia Phillies 102-60 -
Atlanta Braves 89-73 13.0
Washington Nationals 80-81 21.5
New York Mets 77-85 25.0
Florida Marlins 72-90 30.0
2011 National League Central
Team Record GB
Milwaukee Brewers 96-66 -
St. Louis Cardinals 90-72 6.0
Cincinnati Reds 79-83 17.0
Pittsburgh Pirates 72-90 24.0
Chicago Cubs 71-91 25.0
Houston Astros 56-106 40.0
2011 National League West
Team Record GB
Arizona Diamondbacks 94-68 -
San Francisco Giants 86-76 8.0
Los Angeles Dodgers 82-79 11.5
Colorado Rockies 73-89 21.0
San Diego Padres 71-91 23.0
American League Teams Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HR/A AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
New York Yankees 97 65 0.599 867 5.35 657 4.06 222 152 0.263 0.338 0.444 3.73 507 1222 0.983 140
Texas Rangers 96 66 0.593 855 5.28 677 4.18 210 170 0.283 0.338 0.460 3.79 461 1179 0.981 162
Detroit Tigers 95 67 0.586 787 4.86 711 4.39 169 149 0.277 0.339 0.434 4.04 492 1115 0.983 146
Tampa Bay Rays 91 71 0.562 707 4.36 614 3.79 172 161 0.244 0.315 0.402 3.58 504 1143 0.988 139
Boston Red Sox 90 72 0.556 875 5.40 737 4.55 203 156 0.280 0.461 0.461 4.20 540 1213 0.985 120
Los Angeles Angels 86 76 0.531 667 4.12 633 3.91 155 142 0.253 0.402 0.402 3.57 476 1058 0.985 157
Toronto Blue Jays 81 81 0.500 743 4.59 761 4.70 186 179 0.249 0.413 0.413 4.33 540 1169 0.982 146
Cleveland Indians 80 82 0.494 704 4.35 760 4.69 154 153 0.250 0.396 0.396 4.24 463 1024 0.982 131
Chicago White Sox 79 83 0.488 654 4.04 706 4.36 154 147 0.252 0.388 0.388 4.10 439 1220 0.987 128
Oakland Athletics 74 88 0.457 645 3.98 679 4.19 114 136 0.244 0.369 0.369 3.71 519 1160 0.979 145
Kansas City Royals 71 91 0.438 730 4.51 762 4.70 129 163 0.275 0.415 0.415 4.45 557 1080 0.985 149
Baltimore Orioles 69 93 0.426 708 4.37 860 5.31 191 210 0.257 0.413 0.413 4.92 535 1044 0.982 159
Seattle Mariners 67 95 0.414 556 3.43 675 4.17 109 145 0.233 0.348 0.348 3.91 436 1088 0.982 152
Minnesota Twins 63 99 0.389 619 3.82 804 4.96 103 161 0.303 0.360 0.360 4.60 480 940 0.980 153
National League Teams Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HR/A AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Philadelphia Phillies 102 60 0.630 713 4.40 529 3.27 153 120 0.253 0.318 0.395 3.02 404 1299 0.988 134
Milwaukee Brewers 96 66 0.593 721 4.45 638 3.94 185 147 0.261 0.321 0.425 3.64 440 1257 0.982 131
Arizona Diamondbacks 94 68 0.580 731 4.51 662 4.09 172 159 0.250 0.317 0.413 3.8 442 1058 0.985 130
St. Louis Cardinals 90 72 0.556 762 4.70 692 4.27 162 136 0.273 0.338 0.425 3.79 448 1098 0.982 167
Atlanta Braves 89 73 0.549 641 3.96 605 3.73 173 125 0.243 0.307 0.387 3.49 521 1332 0.987 131
San Francisco Giants 86 76 0.531 570 3.52 578 3.57 121 96 0.242 0.299 0.368 3.21 559 1316 0.983 127
Los Angeles Dodgers 82 79 0.509 644 4.00 612 3.80 117 132 0.257 0.319 0.375 3.56 507 1265 0.986 121
Washington Nationals 80 81 0.497 624 3.88 643 3.99 154 129 0.242 0.303 0.383 3.58 477 1049 0.983 145
Cincinnati Reds 79 83 0.488 735 4.54 720 4.44 183 185 0.256 0.321 0.408 4.16 539 1112 0.985 145
New York Mets 77 85 0.475 718 4.43 742 4.58 108 147 0.264 0.332 0.391 4.19 514 1126 0.981 125
Colorado Rockies 73 89 0.451 735 4.54 774 4.78 163 176 0.258 0.325 0.410 4.44 522 1118 0.984 156
Florida Marlins 72 90 0.444 625 3.86 702 4.33 149 149 0.244 0.307 0.368 3.95 500 1218 0.985 126
Pittsburgh Pirates 72 90 0.444 610 3.77 712 4.40 107 152 0.247 0.314 0.388 4.05 535 1031 0.982 154
San Diego Padres 71 91 0.438 593 3.66 611 3.77 91 125 0.256 0.309 0.401 3.43 521 1139 0.985 138
Chicago Cubs 71 91 0.438 654 4.04 756 4.67 148 162 0.237 0.302 0.349 4.34 580 1224 0.978 128
Houston Astros 56 106 0.346 615 3.80 796 4.91 95 188 0.258 0.307 0.374 4.51 560 1191 0.981 139