Before 2013, the schedule included 252 "interleague games" that matched one team from the American League and one from the National League; the other 2178 games matched a pair from within one league.
The regular season is constructed from series. We found three primary factors for this near-extinction: a low cap for pitch counts, longer at-bats, and strategic developments, which broadly prefer relievers to starters. Best game: The teams' most recent meeting on Aug. 29 was the most back-and-forth of their seven head-to-head contests this season. , The second annual Mexico Series of games featured four matchups during the season. Price was fired in April, and was replaced by Riggleman for the remainder of the 2018 season. • Play Bracket Challenge: Compete to win $250K! Washington then rallied yet again to take an 11-8 lead, only to have Milwaukee score four in the top of the ninth to jump in front, 12-11. These special local and regional series accounted for 66 interleague games annually from 1998 to 2012, and the other 186 games were determined by rotation. , The stadium of the Seattle Mariners was renamed T-Mobile Park for the mobile provider (including its magenta-pink logo color as part of the park's branding atmosphere), after Safeco's contract with the team to call the venue Safeco Field expired at the end of the 2018 season.  This was the first MLB game played in the state of Nebraska.
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Brian McCann then worked a bases-loaded walk in the 10th to force in what proved to be the game-winning run.
The Major League Baseball (MLB) season schedule generally consists of 162 games for each of the 30 teams in the American League (AL) and National League (NL), played over approximately six months—a total of 2,430 games, plus the postseason. The Angels wore 1970s California Angels throwbacks August 16.
, The season began on March 20 and 21 with the Oakland Athletics and the Seattle Mariners playing in Tokyo, Japan, at the Tokyo Dome.
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For 2014, four (4) of the five (5) new rivalries have been revised (‡), all except Detroit and Pittsburgh.
A lot of Tampa Bay's success against Cole stemmed from Ji-Man Choi, who went 3-for-5 with a homer and four RBIs against the Cy Young Award candidate.
Became the first pitcher since at least 1893 to have five consecutive starts with at least eight strikeouts and no walks. We can surmise, then, that in 2018, most managers had an unofficial hard cap of 122 pitches, barring no-hitter pursuits, which are no longer at all automatic, either. It also might be just about right. The 2019 Chicago Cubs season was the 148th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 144th in the National League and the Cubs' 104th season at Wrigley Field.The Cubs were managed by Joe Maddon, in his fifth year as Cubs manager, and played their home games at Wrigley Field as members of Major League Baseball's National League Central Division.. The A's responded with an RBI single from Marcus Semien before Matt Chapman crushed a walk-off three-run homer off Diego Castillo to give Oakland the 5-4 victory. 1.
Most games start at 7pm in the local time zone, so there are more night games than day games even though baseball is traditionally played during the day. This was the final season when anyone on the 40-man expanded roster could be used in games from September 1 through the end of the regular season (so-called September call-ups).
On September 28, Clint Hurdle was fired after nearly nine seasons with the Pirates, with a record of 735–720 (.505).  Including YES, the Fox Sports Regional Networks broadcast games for 15 of the 30 MLB teams. Two by Scherzer. In addition, the games will no longer be exclusive to the service, and subject to blackout in-market. While this series would feature the top two starting rotations in Major League Baseball, it would also pit the NL's two highest-scoring offenses against one another. The final regular-season meeting seemed to be trending in that direction, as well, until the Braves erased a 3-0 deficit with a three-run ninth inning to force extras.
The others achieved 56 to 68 decisions, 64 to 66 for the four western teams as the teams from New York and Philadelphia (eastern) abandoned their schedule-concluding road trips. , The MLB Little League Classic at BB&T Ballpark in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, coinciding with the Little League World Series, returned to the schedule for the third straight year.
Notable performer(s): Cardinals ace Jack Flaherty, who put up a remarkable 0.91 ERA in the second half, had a 2.25 ERA in two starts against the Braves. The red line shows how many complete games per 4,860 games played -- a full season these days -- to control for strike-shortened seasons and expansion.) There were three extra-inning games and a pair of walk-offs, not to mention the clubs exchanging blowouts on back-to-back days in September. Only 11 of the league’s 30 teams are more than five games out of a postseason spot. In order to maintain trademarks and prevent it from falling into the public domain, the logo will continue to be used on a limited amount of team merchandise. Became the first pitcher in Major League history to strike out his brother in his Major League debut when he struck out, Became the youngest player in Major League history to reach 150 career saves by closing out a victory on September 17 against the, Recorded his 300th career save by closing out a victory against the, Became only the second pair of teammates to each record 300 or more strikeouts during the same season, joining. The Royals and Nationals wore 1969 throwbacks July 6. Mariano Rivera AL Reliever of the Year Award, Trevor Hoffman NL Reliever of the Year Award, Major League Baseball Player of the Month Award, Major League Baseball Pitcher of the Month Award, Major League Baseball Rookie of the Month Award, attracted controversy as a stereotype of Native Americans, Learn how and when to remove this template message, 72nd anniversary of Jackie Robinson's debut in the majors, "MLB releases 2019 schedule – HardballTalk", https://sports.yahoo.com/american-league-wins-its-seventh-straight-mlb-all-star-game-030338328.html, "What you need to know about MLB's 2019 schedule", "MLB slate includes regular-season games in Tokyo, London and Mexico", "Royals, Tigers to play game in Omaha in '19", "1st MLB game in Nebraska tonight in Omaha", "Yankees Red Sox Will Play In London In 2019", "Bucs, Cubs to match up in 2019 LL Classic", "Sandy Alderson is taking leave to battle cancer recurrence", "Bobby Evans fired as San Francisco Giants general manager", "Manager Buck Showalter GM Dan Duquette Baltimore Orioles Clean House", "MLB General Manager News: Orioles Name Mike Elias as GM", "Zaidi leaving LA to head Giants' baseball ops", "Red Sox fire president Dave Dombrowski less than a year after winning World Series", "Dave Dombrowski out as Red Sox president of baseball operations", "Blue Jays to announce that John Gibbons will not return as manager", "Blue Jays hire Rays coach Montoyo as skipper", "After 19 years, Mike Scioscia stepping down as Angels manager", "Angels name Brad Ausmus as new manager to replace Mike Scioscia", "Molitor out as Twins manager; new role offered", "Rocco Baldelli set to be next Twins manager", "Manager Buck Showalter, GM Dan Duquette out after Orioles' 115-loss season", "O's officially name Brandon Hyde manager", "Padres Fire Green After Four Sub 500 Seasons", "Goldschmidt hits 3 HRs in 2nd game with Cards", "Christian Yelich ties MLB record with homer in fourth straight game", "Yelich's ridiculous run ties him with Pujols, A-Rod", "Greinke's day at the plate vs. Pirates historic", "O's Davis sets mark with 47th hitless AB in row", "It's a hit!
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A few examples of potential complete games interrupted: On Sept. 4, the Yankees' J.A. September 8 and 16: The Athletics wore Spanish language "Atléticos" uniforms. Many historical player head shots courtesy of David Davis. They later pushed across another run to take a 4-1 lead. Which of baseball's most unbreakable records might actually get broken in 2019? The other four victories, however, came against Jose Urquidy, Wade Miley, Rogelio Armenteros and Aaron Sanchez. Woodward was hired for the 2019 season. The other three, however, provided a bit of a glimpse into this series. Subscribe to our Free Newsletter, This Month in Sports ReferenceFind out when we add a feature or make a change. (Each plays a three-game series against four teams from the designated division and two two-game series against the remaining team.) Each team would only play 60 games this season and every game will be against the teams in their division and teams in the corresponding division of the other league. The team wore mono-black uniforms July 20 as the 40th anniversary of the 1979 World Series-winning team was honored. For the 12th straight season, Major League Baseball set a new record for most strikeouts in a single season. The overall length of the season was extended to 187 days with the addition of four off-days for all teams. , On November 16, 2018, the Miami Marlins unveiled a new logo, team colors, and uniform for 2019, as part of changes instituted by the team's new CEO Derek Jeter. ». Best game: This season series had a little bit of everything.  Fox also invoked a clause to give Yankee Global Enterprises the rights to buy their stake back in the YES Network.
Within the other, smaller divisions every pair of teams played 18 or 19 games.