2018 Boston Red Sox season
|2018 Boston Red Sox|
|World Series Champions|
American League Champions
American League East Champions
|Major League affiliations|
|Owner(s)||John W. Henry (Fenway Sports Group)|
|General manager(s)||Dave Dombrowski (de facto)|
|President of Baseball Operations||Dave Dombrowski|
(Dave O'Brien, Jerry Remy, Dennis Eckersley, Steve Lyons, Tom Caron)
Boston Red Sox Radio Network
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The 2018 Boston Red Sox season was the 118th season in the team's history, and their 107th season at Fenway Park. Under first year manager Alex Cora, the team finished with a 108–54 record, winning the American League East division title for the third consecutive season, and finished eight games ahead of the second-place New York Yankees. The Red Sox were the first MLB team to post 100 wins during the 2018 season, reaching that milestone for the first time since 1946; they were also the first team to clinch a berth in the 2018 postseason. The team set a new franchise record for wins in a season by surpassing the prior mark of 105 that had been set in 1912; they also won the most games by any MLB team since the 2001 Seattle Mariners won 116. Mookie Betts finished the season with the Major League batting title, hitting .346, while J. D. Martinez finished second in the majors with .330. Betts also won a Gold Glove and the Major League Baseball Most Valuable Player Award. Closer Craig Kimbrel became the fastest player in history to reach 300 career saves, finishing the season with 333.
The Red Sox entered the postseason as the top seed in the American League, and defeated the Yankees in four games in the Division Series. They then defeated the defending champion Houston Astros in five games in the Championship Series, advancing to the World Series where they defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in five games.
- 1 Offseason
- 2 Regular season
- 3 Postseason
- 4 Season standings
- 5 Roster
- 6 Game log
- 7 Statistics
- 8 Awards and honors
- 9 Farm system
- 10 See also
- 11 References
- 12 Further reading
- 13 External links
- On October 11, the Red Sox announced that John Farrell would not return as the team's manager for the 2018 season.
- On October 22, the Red Sox announced that Alex Cora, who spent 2005–2008 with the club, had signed a three-year deal to become the new manager of the team.
- On October 25, it was reported that the Red Sox received approval from the Boston Landmarks Commission to add premium seating next to both dugouts. The seats, later branded the Jim Beam Dugout, became available for the 2018 season, at per-game prices starting at $12,500 for 25 guests.
- On October 26, the Cleveland Indians hired pitching coach Carl Willis and the Chicago Cubs hired hitting coach Chili Davis and third base coach Brian Butterfield.
- On November 2, the Red Sox named Carlos Febles as their third base coach; Febles has been in the Red Sox organization since 2007, and most recently was manager of the Portland Sea Dogs. The same day, the Red Sox named Ron Roenicke as bench coach; he previously managed the Milwaukee Brewers (2011–2015) and most recently was third base coach of the Los Angeles Angels.
- On November 4, Tim Hyers was named hitting coach of the Red Sox; he was previously with the team from 2013 through 2015 as minor league hitting coordinator, then spent 2016 and 2017 as assistant hitting coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
- On November 8, the Red Sox named Dana LeVangie as their pitching coach; LeVangie has been with the Red Sox since 1991; he was a minor league player (1991–1996), bullpen catcher (1997–2004), and a scout (2005–2012) before joining the coaching staff.
- On November 13, the Red Sox hired Craig Bjornson as their bullpen coach; Bjornson had been in the same role with the Houston Astros for the 2014 though 2017 seasons.
- On December 18, the Red Sox re-signed first baseman Mitch Moreland to a two-year, $13M contract.
- On January 22, it was reported that the safety netting at Fenway Park would be extended down both foul lines; to Section 79 in left field and to Section 9 in right field.
- On February 5—"Truck Day"—equipment for spring training left Fenway Park for jetBlue Park at Fenway South.
- On February 14, pitchers and catchers had their first workout at spring training.
- On February 18, the Red Sox re-signed IF Eduardo Núñez to a one-year, $4M deal.
- On February 19, the team had its first full squad workout at spring training.
- On February 22, the team played exhibition games against the Northeastern Huskies and the Boston College Eagles; the Red Sox won both games, by scores of 15–2 and 4–2, respectively.
- On February 23, the team played its first Grapefruit League game, against the Minnesota Twins; the Red Sox won, 4–3.
- On February 26, the Red Sox announced they signed OF/DH J. D. Martinez to a five-year, $110M deal.
- On February 28, the Red Sox announced that they had filed a petition with the City of Boston to change the name of Yawkey Way—the street where the main entrance of Fenway Park is located—to its original name, Jersey Street. The change was approved in April 2018, and the name reverted in May 2018.
- On March 24, the Red Sox traded IF Deven Marrero to the Arizona Diamondbacks for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
- On March 27, the team played its final spring training game, defeating the Chicago Cubs, 4–2.
Opening Day, March 29 at Tampa Bay Rays
The 2018 regular season began on March 29, 2018, against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Manager Alex Cora named Chris Sale as the Red Sox opening day starter opposite Chris Archer. The Red Sox built a 4–0 lead through seven innings, including an inside-the-park home run by Eduardo Núñez. Sale pitched six innings, giving up just one hit and walking three, while striking out nine. After Matt Barnes held the Rays scoreless in the seventh inning, Joe Kelly and Carson Smith gave up a total of six runs in the eighth inning, allowing Tampa Bay to take a 6–4 lead. Rays closer Álex Colomé pitched a scoreless ninth inning for the save.
Opening Day lineup
|28||J. D. Martinez||DH|
|19||Jackie Bradley Jr.||CF|
March 29–March 31, at Tampa Bay Rays
April 1, at Tampa Bay Rays (cont.)
April 2–April 3, at Miami Marlins
April 5–April 8, vs. Tampa Bay Rays
April 10–April 12, vs. New York Yankees
April 13–April 15, vs. Baltimore Orioles
April 17–April 19, at Los Angeles Angels
April 20–April 22, at Oakland Athletics
April 24–April 26, at Toronto Blue Jays
April 27–April 29, vs. Tampa Bay Rays
April 30, vs. Kansas City Royals
May 1–May 2, vs. Kansas City Royals (cont.)
May 3–May 6, at Texas Rangers
May 8–May 10, at New York Yankees
May 11–May 13, at Toronto Blue Jays
May 14–May 16, vs. Oakland Athletics
May 17–May 20, vs. Baltimore Orioles
May 22–May 24, at Tampa Bay Rays
May 25–May 27, vs. Atlanta Braves
May 28–May 30, vs. Toronto Blue Jays
June 1–June 3, at Houston Astros (cont.)
June 5–June 7, vs. Detroit Tigers
June 8–June 10, vs. Chicago White Sox
June 11–June 13, at Baltimore Orioles
June 14–June 17, at Seattle Mariners
June 19–June 21, at Minnesota Twins
June 22–June 24, vs. Seattle Mariners
June 26–June 28, vs. Los Angeles Angels
June 29–June 30, at New York Yankees
July 1, at New York Yankees (cont.)
July 2–July 4, at Washington Nationals
July 6–July 8, at Kansas City Royals
July 9–July 11, vs. Texas Rangers
July 12–July 15, vs. Toronto Blue Jays
In an 8–6 American League win in 10 innings, four of the five Red Sox all-stars played in the game. Mookie Betts started in right field and was 0-for-3 at the plate, while J. D. Martinez started at DH and was 1-for-2. Chris Sale was the AL starting pitcher, striking out one and allowing one hit in an inning of work. Mitch Moreland was 2-for-3 after entering the game at first base. Closer Craig Kimbrel did not play.
July 20–July 22, at Detroit Tigers
July 23–July 24, at Baltimore Orioles
July 26–July 29, vs. Minnesota Twins
July 30–July 31, vs. Philadelphia Phillies
August 2–August 5, vs. New York Yankees
August 7–August 9, at Toronto Blue Jays
August 10–August 12, at Baltimore Orioles
August 14–August 15, at Philadelphia Phillies
August 17–August 19, vs. Tampa Bay Rays
August 20–August 23, vs. Cleveland Indians
August 24–August 26, at Tampa Bay Rays
August 28–August 29, vs. Miami Marlins
In the first game of the series, Boston took a 4–1 lead into the eighth inning, when Miami scored five runs off of the Red Sox bullpen. Trailing 6–4, Boston then scored three in the bottom of the eighth to retake the lead, 7–6. In the top of the ninth, the Marlins tied the game at seven, with a run off of closer Craig Kimbrel. The Red Sox then won the game in the bottom of the ninth when the Marlins were unable to turn a double play on an Eduardo Núñez ground ball, allowing J. D. Martinez to score on a throwing error. In the second and final game of the series, Boston trailed, 5–3, going to the bottom of the seventh, when they erupted for 11 runs on 12 hits. This marked the first time a major league team recorded hits on 12 consecutive at bats in a single inning. A walk and a sacrifice bunt occurred, but those are only considered plate appearances, not at bats. The sequence was: single, double, single, double, double, sacrifice bunt, triple, intentional walk, single, single, single, double, single, single, followed by a ground ball yielding a double play that ended the inning. The Red Sox sent 15 men to the plate, with five batters collecting two hits each. Tyler Thornburg recorded the win in relief, with the final score being 14–6. Both Eduardo Núñez and Mookie Betts hit home runs during the game.
August 30–August 31, at Chicago White Sox
September 1–September 2, at Chicago White Sox (cont.)
In the third game of a four-game series, Eduardo Rodríguez returned from the disabled list and got the win, striking out 12 in 5 2⁄3 innings, as the Red Sox won, 6–1. Eduardo Núñez, Jackie Bradley Jr., and Ian Kinsler each hit home runs. Chicago won the final game of the series, 8–0, as Boston was held to five hits, and did not have a runner advance past second base.
September 3–September 5, at Atlanta Braves
September 7–September 9, vs. Houston Astros
September 11–September 13, vs. Toronto Blue Jays
September 14–September 16, vs. New York Mets
The Red Sox were held scoreless in the first game of the series, losing 8–0 as Mets starter Noah Syndergaard allowed only three hits in seven innings. In the second game of the series, Boston overcame a 3–1 deficit, scoring four runs in the fifth inning on two-RBI doubles by Jackie Bradley Jr. and Brock Holt, for a 5–3 final. Steve Pearce was 3-for-4 at the plate, while Rick Porcello improved his record to 17–7 for the season. In the final game of the series, Boston scored three runs in the third inning, with two of those runs coming on a home run by Holt, en route to a 4–3 win. The Red Sox used a total of seven pitchers, with starter Chris Sale going three innings and getting a no decision.
September 18–September 20, at New York Yankees
September 21–September 23, at Cleveland Indians
September 24–September 26, vs. Baltimore Orioles
The Red Sox won their 106th game of the season, setting a new franchise record, with a 6–2 victory in the opening game of the series. Starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi allowed one run in five innings and got the win, while Mookie Betts hit his 32nd home run of the season. The second game of the series, postponed a day due to rain, saw the Red Sox score early and often, en route to a 19–3 victory. Baltimore starting pitcher Ryan Meisinger lasted only one-third of an inning while giving up five runs. David Price got the win for Boston, while J. D. Martinez, Xander Bogaerts, and Blake Swihart each had home runs and Rafael Devers went 4-for-5 including two homers and six RBIs. Betts had his 30th stolen base of the season, making him the 40th player in MLB history with at least 30 homers and 30 steals in a season, joining the 30–30 club. The Orioles won the final game of the series, 10–3, scoring seven unanswered runs after the game was tied at three at the end of the fifth inning, just their 3rd win against the Red Sox all season.
September 28–September 30, vs. New York Yankees
American League Division Series vs. New York Yankees
Boston entered the Division Series as the top seed in the American League, facing New York, the AL Wild Card Game winner. This was the first ALDS meeting between the teams (playoff structure before 2012 precluded teams in the same division from meeting before the Championship Series). After splitting the first two games at Fenway Park, the Red Sox won the next two games at Yankee Stadium, eliminating New York and sending Boston on to the ALCS.
The Red Sox' 16–1 defeat of the Yankees in Game 3, during a misty evening in The Bronx, included two historical footnotes. Firstly, the fifteen-run margin of victory for Boston accounted for the Yankees' worst-ever postseason defeat. The Red Sox failed to score in only the first, fifth, and sixth innings, and generated 7 of their 16 runs in the fourth inning, chasing starter Luis Severino and batting through the order. In addition, Brock Holt hit for the cycle, the first player ever to do so in an MLB postseason game, capping off his performance with a ninth-inning home run against catcher Austin Romine, brought in to pitch when the New York bullpen was overtaxed.
- Game 1, October 5 at Fenway Park
|WP: Chris Sale (1–0) LP: J. A. Happ (0–1) Sv: Craig Kimbrel (1)|
NYY: Aaron Judge (1)
BOS: J. D. Martinez (1)
- Game 2, October 6 at Fenway Park
|WP: Masahiro Tanaka (1–0) LP: David Price (0–1)|
NYY: Aaron Judge (2), Gary Sánchez 2 (2)
BOS: Xander Bogaerts (1)
- Game 3, October 8 at Yankee Stadium
|WP: Nathan Eovaldi (1–0) LP: Luis Severino (0–1)|
BOS: Brock Holt (1)
- Game 4, October 9 at Yankee Stadium
|WP: Rick Porcello (1–0) LP: CC Sabathia (0–1) Sv: Craig Kimbrel (2)|
BOS: Christian Vázquez (1)
American League Championship Series vs. Houston Astros
Boston faced Houston in the Championship Series, a matchup of 100-win teams, and a rematch of the 2017 ALDS, which was won by Houston. After losing Game 1 at Fenway, the Red Sox won the next four games, including three played in Houston, to eliminate the Astros and advance to the World Series. Game 1 starter Chris Sale had a stomach issue during the week, which included brief hospital stay, and manager Alex Cora decided not to have him start Game 5. David Price started in his place and held Houston scoreless through six innings while allowing just three hits and striking out nine. It was Price's first win in 12 career postseason starts. Jackie Bradley Jr., who had nine RBIs in the series on three hits (a double and two home runs), was named ALCS MVP.
- Game 1, October 13 at Fenway Park
|WP: Justin Verlander (1–0) LP: Joe Kelly (0–1)|
HOU: Josh Reddick (1), Yuli Gurriel (1)
- Game 2, October 14 at Fenway Park
|WP: Matt Barnes (1–0) LP: Gerrit Cole (0–1) Sv: Craig Kimbrel (1)|
HOU: Marwin González (1)
- Game 3, October 16 at Minute Maid Park
|WP: Nathan Eovaldi (1–0) LP: Joe Smith (0–1)|
BOS: Steve Pearce (1), Jackie Bradley Jr. (1)
- Game 4, October 17 at Minute Maid Park
|WP: Joe Kelly (1–1) LP: Josh James (0–1) Sv: Craig Kimbrel (2)|
BOS: Jackie Bradley Jr. (2)
HOU: George Springer (1), Tony Kemp (1)
- Game 5, October 18 at Minute Maid Park
|WP: David Price (1–0) LP: Justin Verlander (1–1) Sv: Craig Kimbrel (3)|
BOS: J. D. Martinez (1), Rafael Devers (1)
HOU: Marwin González (2)
World Series vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
The Red Sox and Dodgers franchises met in the World Series for the second time; the first was a Boston win in 1916. Game 1 was highlighted by neither Chris Sale nor Clayton Kershaw making it through the fifth inning, and a pinch hit three-run home run by Eduardo Núñez, as Boston won, 8–4. Game 2 starter David Price held the Dodgers to two runs on three hits in six innings, while striking out five, picking up his second win of the postseason, as the Red Sox won, 4–2. Game 3 became the longest game in World Series history, both in innings (18) and by time (7 hours and 20 minutes). Nathan Eovaldi pitched six innings in relief, allowing only two hits prior to a walk-off home run by Max Muncy for a 3–2 Dodgers win. Eduardo Rodríguez started Game 4, holding the Dodgers scoreless through five innings, but then yielding four runs in the sixth. The Red Sox stormed back with help from Mitch Moreland and Steve Pearce, scoring nine runs in the final three innings, winning the game, 9–6, for a 3–1 series lead. Game 5 started with three first-inning runs, with Boston holding a 2–1 edge. There was no further scoring until the Red Sox scored one run in each of the sixth, seventh, and eighth innings. Price, pitching on short rest, held the Dodgers to one run on three hits in seven innings. The game ended in a 5–1 final for Boston, the franchise's fourth World Series championship in 15 years. Price got the win, his second of the World Series and third of the postseason. Pearce had three RBIs on two home runs in the game, giving him a total of three home runs and eight RBIs in the series—he was named World Series MVP. The team's motto during the season, "do damage", became "damage done" upon their victory.
- Game 1, October 23 at Fenway Park
|WP: Matt Barnes (1–0) LP: Clayton Kershaw (0–1)|
LAD: Matt Kemp (1)
BOS: Eduardo Núñez (1)
- Game 2, October 24 at Fenway Park
|WP: David Price (1–0) LP: Hyun-jin Ryu (0–1) Sv: Craig Kimbrel (1)|
- Game 3, October 26 at Dodger Stadium
|WP: Alex Wood (1–0) LP: Nathan Eovaldi (0–1)|
BOS: Jackie Bradley Jr. (1)
LAD: Joc Pederson (1), Max Muncy (1)
- Game 4, October 27 at Dodger Stadium
|WP: Joe Kelly (1–0) LP: Dylan Floro (0–1)|
BOS: Mitch Moreland (1), Steve Pearce (1)
LAD: Yasiel Puig (1), Kiké Hernández (1)
- Game 5, October 28 at Dodger Stadium
|WP: David Price (2–0) LP: Clayton Kershaw (0–2)|
BOS: Steve Pearce 2 (3), Mookie Betts (1), J. D. Martinez (1)
LAD: David Freese (1)
American League East
|Boston Red Sox||108||54||0.667||—||57–24||51–30|
|New York Yankees||100||62||0.617||8||53–28||47–34|
|Tampa Bay Rays||90||72||0.556||18||51–30||39–42|
|Toronto Blue Jays||73||89||0.451||35||40–41||33–48|
American League Wild Card
|Boston Red Sox||108||54||0.667|
Wild Card teams|
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
|New York Yankees||100||62||0.617||+3|
|Tampa Bay Rays||90||72||0.556||7|
|Los Angeles Angels||80||82||0.494||17|
|Toronto Blue Jays||73||89||0.451||24|
|Chicago White Sox||62||100||0.383||35|
|Kansas City Royals||58||104||0.358||39|
Record against opponents
2018 American League Records
Source: AL Standings Head-to-head
Updated with the results of all games through September 30, 2018.
|2018 Boston Red Sox|
Red Sox players who made their MLB debuts during the 2018 regular season:
Notable transactions of/for players on the 40-man roster during the 2018 regular season:
- April 23: Pitcher Roenis Elías was traded to the Seattle Mariners for cash or a PTBNL; the Red Sox later received minor league OF/1B Eric Filia; however, he failed his physical and was returned to the Mariners, with cash considerations completing the trade.
- May 25: First baseman Hanley Ramírez was designated for assignment.
- June 28: OF/1B Steve Pearce was acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays for minor league infielder Santiago Espinal.
- July 25: Pitcher Jalen Beeks was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays for pitcher Nathan Eovaldi.
- July 30: Second baseman Ian Kinsler was acquired from the Los Angeles Angels for Triple-A pitchers Ty Buttrey and Williams Jerez.
|1||26||Triston Casas||Infielder||L/R||HS JR||American Heritage School (FL)||June 14|
|2||64||Nick Decker||Outfielder||L/L||HS SR||Seneca High School (NJ)||June 21|
|3||100||Durbin Feltman||Pitcher||R/R||4YR JR||TCU||June 14|
|4||130||Kole Cottam||Catcher||R/R||4YR JR||Kentucky||June 14|
|5||160||Thad Ward||Pitcher||R/R||4YR JR||Central Florida||June 15|
|6||190||Devlin Granberg||Outfielder||R/R||4YR SR||Dallas Baptist||June 14|
|7||220||Jarren Duran||Second baseman||L/R||4YR JR||Cal State Long Beach||June 14|
|8||250||Elih Marrero||Catcher||S/R||4YR JR||St. Thomas University (FL)||June 21|
|9||280||Brian Brown||Pitcher||L/L||4YR SR||NC State||June 14|
|10||310||Grant Williams||Second baseman||L/R||4YR SR||Kennesaw State (GA)||June 14|
|11||340||Nicholas Northcut||Pitcher||R/R||HS SR||William Mason High School (OH)||June 15|
|12||370||Chase Shugart||Pitcher||R/R||4YR JR||Texas||July 6|
|13||400||Dylan Hardy||Outfielder||R/R||4YR JR||South Alabama||June 15|
|14||430||Nicholas Lucky||Second baseman||L/R||HS SR||Cocalico High School (PA)||DNS|
|15||460||Andrew Politi||Pitcher||R/R||4YR SR||Seton Hall (NJ)||June 14|
|Red Sox Win||Red Sox Loss||Game Postponed||Clinched Playoff Spot||Clinched Division|
Postseason game log
|No.||Date||Red Sox batter||H/A||Pitcher||Opposing team|
|1||April 7||Xander Bogaerts||Home||Jacob Faria||Tampa Bay Rays|
|2||April 10||Mookie Betts||Home||Chasen Shreve||New York Yankees|
|3||April 11||J. D. Martinez||Home||Masahiro Tanaka||New York Yankees|
|4||April 18||Rafael Devers||Away||Tyler Skaggs||Los Angeles Angels|
|5||April 20||Mitch Moreland||Away||Emilio Pagan||Oakland Athletics|
|6||April 30||Xander Bogaerts||Home||Jason Hammel||Kansas City Royals|
|7||June 30||Rafael Devers||Away||Sonny Gray||New York Yankees|
|8||July 12||Mookie Betts||Home||J. A. Happ||Toronto Blue Jays|
|9||July 14||Xander Bogaerts||Home||Chris Rowley||Toronto Blue Jays|
|10||September 28||Steve Pearce||Home||J. A. Happ||New York Yankees|
|11||October 16||Jackie Bradley Jr.||Away||Roberto Osuna||Houston Astros|
|No.||Date||Red Sox batter||H/A||Hit order||Opposing team||Ref.|
|1||August 9||Mookie Betts||Away||1B (1st), 3B (2nd), 2B (4th), HR (9th)||Toronto Blue Jays|||
|2||October 8||Brock Holt||Away||1B (4th), 3B (4th), 2B (8th), HR (9th)||New York Yankees|||
The team held an alumni game on May 27, before a home game against the Atlanta Braves; it was the Red Sox' first such game since 1993. Dwight Evans and Luis Tiant acted as managers, assisted by bench coaches Joe Morgan and Jim Rice, respectively. The four-inning exhibition was won by Tiant's team, as Julio Lugo hit a two-run homer off of Pedro Martínez for the only runs in the game. Other Red Sox alumni participating included Wade Boggs, Oil Can Boyd, Mike Greenwell, Bill Lee, Derek Lowe, Mike Lowell, and Troy O'Leary.
- Please note only the statistics from playing with the Red Sox are included in this list.
|Jackie Bradley Jr.||14||40||6||8||2||0||3||10||1||9||.200|||
|J. D. Martinez||14||50||6||15||2||0||3||14||0||10||.300|||
Regular Season Batting
- Top ten batters shown. Qualified batters in bold.
|Jackie Bradley Jr.||144||474||76||111||33||4||13||59||17||46||.234|||
|J. D. Martinez||150||569||111||188||37||2||43||130||6||69||.330|||
Top 10 hitters determined by fWAR:
Regular Season Pitching
- Top ten pitchers shown. Qualified pitchers in bold.
Top 10 pitchers determined by fWAR:
Awards and honors
- Alex Cora finished second to Bob Melvin of the Oakland Athletics for the AL Manager of the Year Award.
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