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The 2018 season of the American League was the one hundred eighteenth season of the league.

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Season summary[edit]

Standings[edit]

An asterisk (*) indicates the team was one of its league's wild cards, Bold indicates league champion, Italics indicates World Series champion
Rank Team G W L T WPCT GB RS (RS/G) RA (RA/G) AVG OBP SLG ERA FPCT
Central Division
1 Cleveland Indians 162 91 71 0 .562 -.- 818 (5.05) 648 (4.00) 0.259 0.332 0.435 3.77 0.986
2 Minnesota Twins 162 78 84 0 .481 13.0 738 (4.56) 775 (4.78) 0.250 0.318 0.405 4.50 0.984
3 Detroit Tigers 162 64 98 0 .395 27.0 630 (3.89) 796 (4.91) 0.242 0.300 0.380 4.58 0.984
4 Chicago White Sox 162 62 100 0 .383 29.0 656 (4.05) 848 (5.23) 0.241 0.302 0.401 4.84 0.981
5 Kansas City Royals 162 58 104 0 .358 33.0 638 (3.94) 833 (5.14) 0.245 0.305 0.392 4.95 0.987
Eastern Division
1 Boston Red Sox 162 108 54 0 .667 -.- 876 (5.41) 647 (3.99) 0.268 0.339 0.453 3.76 0.987
2 New York Yankees* 162 100 62 0 .617 8.0 851 (5.25) 669 (4.13) 0.249 0.329 0.451 3.78 0.984
3 Tampa Bay Rays 162 90 72 0 .556 18.0 716 (4.42) 646 (3.99) 0.258 0.333 0.406 3.74 0.986
4 Toronto Blue Jays 162 73 89 0 .451 35.0 709 (4.38) 832 (5.14) 0.244 0.312 0.427 4.85 0.983
5 Baltimore Orioles 162 47 115 0 .290 61.0 622 (3.84) 892 (5.51) 0.239 0.298 0.391 5.18 0.982
Western Division
1 Houston Astros 162 103 59 0 .636 -.- 797 (4.92) 534 (3.30) 0.255 0.329 0.425 3.11 0.989
2 Oakland Athletics* 162 97 65 0 .599 6.0 813 (5.02) 674 (4.16) 0.252 0.325 0.439 3.81 0.985
3 Seattle Mariners 162 89 73 0 .549 14.0 677 (4.18) 711 (4.39) 0.254 0.314 0.408 4.13 0.985
4 Los Angeles Angels 162 80 82 0 .494 23.0 721 (4.45) 722 (4.46) 0.242 0.313 0.413 4.15 0.987
5 Texas Rangers 162 67 95 0 .414 36.0 737 (4.55) 848 (5.23) 0.240 0.318 0.404 4.92 0.980

League leaders[edit]

Batting[edit]

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Matt Olson Oakland Athletics 162
At Bats Francisco Lindor Cleveland Indians 661
Runs Scored Mookie Betts
Francisco Lindor
Boston Red Sox
Cleveland Indians
129
Hits Whit Merrifield Kansas City Royals 192
Doubles Alex Bregman Houston Astros 51
Triples Yolmer Sanchez
Mallex Smith
Chicago White Sox
Tampa Bay Rays
10
Home Runs Khris Davis Oakland Athletics 48
Total Bases J.D. Martinez Boston Red Sox 358
Runs Batted In J.D. Martinez Boston Red Sox 130
Stolen Bases Whit Merrifield Kansas City Royals 45
Caught Stealing Mallex Smith
Rougned Odor
Dee Gordon
Tampa Bay Rays
Texas Rangers
Seattle Mariners
12
Walks Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels 122
Intentional Base-on-Balls Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels 25
Hit by Pitch Carlos Gomez Tampa Bay Rays 21
Strikeouts Yoan Moncada Chicago White Sox 217
Sacrifice Hits Delino DeShields Texas Rangers 12
Sacrifice Flies Carlos Correa Houston Astros 11
Grounded into Double Plays Yuli Gurriel Houston Astros 22
Batting Average Mookie Betts Boston Red Sox 0.346
On-Base Percentage Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels 0.460
Slugging Percentage Mookie Betts Boston Red Sox 0.640
On-Base plus Slugging Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels 1.088
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels 199

Pitching[edit]

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Blake Snell Tampa Bay Rays 21
Losses Dylan Bundy
James Shields
Baltimore Orioles
Chicago White Sox
16
Win-Loss Percentage Charlie Morton Houston Astros 0.833
Appearances Ryan Pressly Minnesota-Houston 77
Games Started Dallas Keuchel
Justin Verlander
Houston Astros
Houston Astros
34
Complete Games 4 tied with 2
Shutouts 4 tied with 1
Games Finished Edwin Diaz Seattle Mariners 65
Saves Edwin Diaz Seattle Mariners 57
Innings Pitched Corey Kluber Cleveland Indians 215.0
Batters Faced Dallas Keuchel Houston Astros 874
Hits Allowed Dallas Keuchel Houston Astros 211
Home Runs Allowed Dylan Bundy Baltimore Orioles 41
Base-on-Balls Allowed Lucas Giolito Chicago White Sox 90
Intentional Base-on-Balls Trevor Hildenberger Minnesota Twins 9
Hit Batsmen Rick Porcello
Charlie Morton
Boston Red Sox
Houston Astros
16
Strikeouts Justin Verlander Houston Astros 290
Wild Pitches Garrett Richards Los Angeles Angels 15
Balks Miguel Castro
Reynaldo Lopez
Baltimore Orioles
Chicago White Sox
3
Runs Allowed Lucas Giolito Chicago White Sox 123
Earned Runs Allowed Lucas Giolito Chicago White Sox 118
Earned Run Average Blake Snell Tampa Bay Rays 1.89
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Justin Verlander Houston Astros 0.902

All-Star Game[edit]

The American League won the 2018 All-Star Game, played at Nationals Park in Washington, DC on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 by a score of 8 to 6 over the National League. The league's manager was A.J. Hinch.

Postseason[edit]

The 2018 American League playoffs featured the champions of the league's three divisions along with two wild card teams. The teams competed in a Wild Card Game, a best-of-five Division Series, and a best-of-seven League Championship Series. The winner of the League Championship Series represented the league in the World Series.

  Wild Card Game     Division Series     League Championship Series
                           
        East. Boston Red Sox    3    
  WC1 New York Yankees   1       WC  New York Yankees    1      
  WC2 Oakland Athletics   0            East. Boston Red Sox    4  
       West. Houston Astros    1  
        West. Houston Astros    3      
        Cent. Cleveland Indians   0    

In the World Series, the American League champion Boston Red Sox defeated the National League's Los Angeles Dodgers, 4 games to 1.

Award winners[edit]

The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was Blake Snell of the Tampa Bay Rays. In the award's voting, he had 169 out of a possible 210 points and 17 of 30 first-place votes.

The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Shohei Ohtani, a designatd hiter and pitcher with the Los Angeles Angels. In the award's voting, he had 137 of a possible 150 points and 25 of 30 first-place votes.

The Mariano Rivera Award, given to the best relief pitcher in the league, was given to Edwin Diaz of the Seattle Mariners.

Gold Gloves[edit]

The following players won the Gold Glove Award, given to the league's best fielders as voted upon by its managers and coaches, at their respective position.

Position Player Team
P Dallas Keuchel Houston Astros
C Salvador Perez Kansas City Royals
1B Matt Olson Oakland Athletics
2B Ian Kinsler Los Angeles Angels/Boston Red Sox
3B Matt Chapman Oakland Athletics
SS Andrelton Simmons Los Angeles Angels
LF Alex Gordon Kansas City Royals
CF Jackie Bradley Boston Red Sox
RF Mookie Betts Boston Red Sox

Silver Sluggers[edit]

The following players won the Silver Slugger Award, given to the league's best hitters as voted upon by its managers and coaches, at their respective position.

In an unprecedented result, J.D. Martinez won the award at two different positions.

Position Player Team
C Salvador Perez Kansas City Royals
1B Jose Abreu Chicago White Sox
2B Jose Altuve Houston Astros
3B Jose Ramirez Cleveland Indians
SS Francisco Lindor Cleveland Indians
OF Mookie Betts Boston Red Sox
Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels
J.D. Martinez Boston Red Sox
DH J.D. Martinez Boston Red Sox

Monthly Awards[edit]

Notable events[edit]

Umpires[edit]

See 2018 Major League Baseball

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