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Three AL clubs are seeing average home attendance gains of over 20% through May 22, including the Tigers, whose attendance is up 35.8% at Comerica Park. Also seeing big gains are the Blue Jays (+22.4%) and the Royals (+21.4%). The Rangers top all AL clubs with 43,470 fans per game, up 17.7% from the same period last season. Meanwhile, three AL clubs are seeing double-digit percentage drops in attendance to date. Despite the offseason acquisition of 1B Albert Pujols, the Angels join the Twins and Indians as seeing attendance drop sharply with around a quarter of the season played. Listed below is team-by-team attendance for AL clubs through May 22, with comparisons to the same period last year. See yesterday's issue for NL attendance (THE DAILY).MLB AMERICAN LEAGUE ATTENDANCE THROUGH MAY 22
HOME TEAMGMSTOTALAVG.% CAP.PREV.% +/-GMS ('11) Rangers20869,39343,47090.2%36,91717.7%24 Yankees24983,33340,97281.5%42,919-4.5%27 Red Sox20751,28037,564100.5%37,4270.4%26 Tigers23809,63335,20185.3%25,92835.8%19 Angels21705,20233,58173.1%38,954-13.8%22 Twins20670,38033,51984.9%38,649-13.3%15 Blue Jays22558,69225,39551.5%20,75222.4%22 Royals22502,28522,83160.2%18,80321.4%30 Orioles22491,95722,36248.6%21,5513.8%25 White Sox20405,63120,28249.9%22,425-9.6%23 Rays23463,72620,16259.2%18,02111.9%24 Mariners17338,57719,91641.6%19,1514.0%23 A's*21396,09118,86152.5%17,8525.7%23 Indians24380,12015,83836.5%17,954-11.8%22 AL TOTALS2998,326,30027,84765.3%26,7724.0%325 MLB TOTALS64519,313,32329,94369.1%28,1896.2%690
NOTES: All attendance data is based on totals posted immediately following games. Figures do not reflect any subsequent adjustments made by teams or the league. * = A's home attendance includes two games vs. the Mariners played in Tokyo in March to open the season.