AL Home and Road Records

Here’s no surprise: the three teams in the AL leading their divisions, and have the best records in the league, also have the best records in the league at home.

Only three teams have losing records at home and coincidence, these teams have the worst overall record in the league.

Rk Tm W L W-L% Home
1 BOS 21 11 .656 12-5
2 TEX 20 12 .625 11-4
3 DET 19 11 .633 10-4
4  KCR 17 11 .607 10-5
5  NYY 18 12 .600 12-7
6  TBR 14 17 .452 8-5
7  BAL 19 13 .594 7-5
Avg 15 15 .502 8-6
8  OAK 18 15 .545 9-8
9  MIN 13 15 .464 7-6
10  SEA 15 18 .455 9-8
11  CLE 15 14 .517 7-7
12  CHW 13 17 .433 7-7
13  LAA 11 20 .355 7-9
14  TOR 12 21 .364 7-12
15  HOU 8 24 .250 4-12
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 5/7/2013.

Baltimore has the best road record in the league.

Here’s an interesting note: No team below .500 on the road has a winning record and no team above .500 overall has a losing record on the road.

Sadly, Tampa’s road trip gimmicks have not resulted in success.

Rk Tm W L W-L% Road
1  BAL 19 13 .594 12-8
2 BOS 21 11 .656 9-6
3 DET 19 11 .633 9-7
4  OAK 18 15 .545 9-7
5 TEX 20 12 .625 9-8
6  KCR 17 11 .607 7-6
7  NYY 18 12 .600 6-5
8  CLE 15 14 .517 8-7
Avg 15 15 .502 7-8
9  MIN 13 15 .464 6-9
10  SEA 15 18 .455 6-10
11  CHW 13 17 .433 6-10
12  TOR 12 21 .364 5-9
13  TBR 14 17 .452 6-12
14  LAA 11 20 .355 4-11
15  HOU 8 24 .250 4-12
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 5/7/2013.

I posted an article on my home away from home site, BaseballAnalytics.org, on the best and worst home and away batters in the AL.

Just to let you know, Miguel Cabrera is so great a hitter that it simply doesn’t matter where he is playing. Miggy is hitting .434 in Detroit and just .348 away from home and the top three hitters at home in the AL are all from the Detroit Tigers.

Cleveland’s Carlos Santana is hitting .421 on the road, and .273 at home.
Adam Dunn is hitting .091 on the road the worst number in the AL – he’s hitting .216 at home

There are the stats for every AL batter with over 100 PA this season in the article.