2018 Season

WORLD SERIES CHAMPION

Boston Red Sox

Red Sox over the Dodgers (4-1)
World Series MVP: Steve Pearce (BOS)

10/23: Dodgers 4 – Red Sox 8
10/24: Dodgers 2- Red Sox 4
10/26: Red Sox 2 – Dodgers 3
10/27: Red Sox 9 – Dodgers 6
10/28:Red Sox 5 – Dodgers 1

After a 108 win regular season, no one was surprised by how dominant the Boston Red Sox were throughout the playoffs. With their fourth World Series win this century, they are clearly the most predominant playoff team of the past twenty years, surpassing the Giants three wins since 2000.

No-Hitters

April 21: Sean Manaea, Athletics 3 – Red Sox 0
May 4: Multiple Pitchers, Dodgers 4 – Padres 0
May 8: James Paxton, Mariners 5 – Blue Jays 0

Top 25 Baseball Stories of 2018

Source: NBC Sports Hardball Talk

25: Matt Harvey’s weird year
24: Some international records fall
23: Those we lost
22: Robinson Cano suspended for PEDs
21: Mound visits limited
20: The baseballs have changed
19: Chief Wahoo’s last hurrah
18: Pujols notches his 3,000th hit
17: Manny Machado traded
16: More strikeouts than hits
15: More position players pitched
14: Baseball’s flexible ethics
13: A parade of stars retire
12: Investigation of international scouting
11: Sports Gambling Legalized
10: Young stars land in hot water over old tweets
09: A Hall of Fame class for the ages
08: Yelich goes from Marlins to MVP
07: deGrom wins the Cy Young
06: The A’s improbable 97-win year
05: Two young guns make a splash
04: Shohei Ohtani, two-way threat
03: The Free Agent Freeze
02: The Rays give baseball the “Opener”
01: The Red Sox win the World Series

National League

EAST W L W-L% GB
Atlanta Braves 90 72 .556
Washington Nationals 82 80 .506 8.0
Philadelphia Phillies 80 82 .494 10.0
New York Mets 77 85 .475 13.0
Miami Marlins 63 98 .391 26.5
CENTRAL W L W-L% GB
Milwaukee Brewers 96 67 .589
Chicago Cubs 95 68 .583 1.0
St. Louis Cardinals 88 74 .543 7.5
Pittsburgh Pirates 82 79 .509 13.0
Cincinnati Reds 67 95 .414 28.5
WEST W L W-L% GB
Los Angeles Dodgers 92 71 .564
Colorado Rockies 91 72 .558 1.0
Arz. Diamondbacks 82 80 .506 8.5
San Francisco Giants 73 89 .451 17.5
San Diego Padres 66 96 .407 24.5

National League Awards

WAR: Jacob deGrom (NYM), 10.0
MVP: Christian Yellich
Cy Young: Jacob deGrom (NYM)
Rookie of the Year: Ronald Acuna Jr. (ATL)
Batting Title: Christian Yellich (MIL), .326
Home Runs: Nolan Arenado (COL), 38
RBIs: Javier Baez (CHC), 111
Wins: 3 tied with 18
ERA: Jacob deGrom (NYM), 1.70
Strikeouts: Max Scherzer (WSN), 300

National League Playoffs

NLCS, Dodgers win 4-3

10/12: Dodgers 5 – Brewers 6
10/13: Dodgers  4 – Brewers 3
10/15: Brewers 4 – Dodgers 0
10/16: Brewers 1 – Dodgers 2
10/17: Brewers 2 – Dodgers 5
10/19: Dodgers  2 – Brewers 7
10/20: Dodgers 5 – Brewers 1

NLDS, Brewers win 3-0

10/04: Rockies 2 – Brewers 3
10/05: Rockies 0 – Brewers 4
10/07: Brewers 6 – Rockies 0

NLDS, Dodgers win 3-1

10/04: Braves 0 – Dodgers 6
10/05: Braves 0 – Dodgers 3
10/07: Dodgers 5 – Braves 6
10/08: Dodgers 6 – Braves 2

NL Wild Card, Rockies

10/02:  Rockies 2 – Cubs 1

NL 163 Games

10/01: Brewers 3 – Cubs 1
10/01: Rockies 2 – Dodgers 5

American League

EAST W L W-L% GB
Boston Red Sox 108 54 .667
New York Yankees 100 62 .617 8.0
Tampa Bay Rays 90 72 .556 18.0
Toronto Blue Jays 73 89 .451 35.0
Baltimore Orioles 47 115 .290 61.0
CENTRAL W L W-L% GB
Cleveland Indians 91 71 .562
Minnesota Twins 78 84 .481 19.0
Detroit Tigers 64 98 .395 33.0
Chicago White Sox 62 100 .383 35.0
Kansas City Royals 58 104 .358 39.0
WEST W L W-L% GB
Houston Astros 103 59 .636
Oakland Athletics 97 65 .559 6.0
Seattle Mariners 89 73 .549 14.0
Los Angeles Angels 80 82 .494 23.0
Texas Rangers 67 95 .414 36.0

American League Leaders

WAR: Mookie Betts (BOS), 10.9
MVP: Mookie Betts
Cy Young: Blake Snell (TBR)
Rookie of the Year: Shohei Ohtani (LAA)
Batting Title: Mookie Betts (BOS), .346
Home Runs: Khris Davis (OAK), 48
RBIs: J.D. Martinez (BOS), 130
Wins: Blake Snell (TBR), 21
ERA: Blake Snell (TBR), 1.89
Strikeouts: Justin Verlander (HOU), 290

American League Playoffs

ALCS, Red Sox win 4-1

10/13: Astros 7 – Red Sox 2
10/14: Astros 5 – Red Sox 7
10/16: Red Sox 8 – Astros 2
10/17: Red Sox 8 – Astros 6
10/18: Red Sox 4 – Astros 1

ALDS, Red Sox win 3-1

10/05: Yankees 4 – Red Sox 5
10/06: Yankees 6 – Red Sox 2
10/08: Red Sox 16 – Yankees 1
10/09: Red Sox 4 – Yankees 3

ALDS, Astros win 3-0

10/05: Indians 2 – Astros 7
10/06: Indians 1 – Astros 3
10/08: Astros 11 – Indians 3

AL Wild Card, Yankees

10/03:  Athletics 2 – Yankees 7