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The 2018 Baltimore Orioles was the 118th season in franchise history, and their 27th at Oriole Park. The team had hoped to remain competitive following a disappointing 75-87 finish in 2017, but instead finished with one of the worst records in modern baseball history, going 47-115, the worst record in the major leagues, and the worst record in the majors since the 2003 Detroit Tigers, who went 43-119. Blame for the dismal season was largely shared by the pitching staff who posted a combined 5.18 ERA, and allowed a league leading 892 runs. One of the biggest lowlights was first baseman Chris Davis posting one of the worst offensive seasons in major league history, batting .168, the lowest average in history for a player who qualified for the batting title. Davis also finished with a wins above replacement (WAR) of -2.8, by far the worst of any player in the league, and the worst by a position player since Adam Dunn in 2011, who posted a -2.9 WAR. The Orioles also got shutout a league-leading 15 times, won just 19 road games, were swept in 21 series, and finished 61 games behind the AL East winning Boston Red Sox. Manager Buck Showalter's contract was not renewed at the end of the season, ending his 9-year tenure with the team.

2018 Baltimore Orioles
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record47–115 (.290)
Divisional place5th
Other information
Owner(s)Peter Angelos
General manager(s)Dan Duquette
Manager(s)Buck Showalter
Local televisionMASN
(Gary Thorne, Jim Palmer, Mike Bordick, Jim Hunter)
Local radioWJZ-FM
Baltimore Orioles Radio Network
(Joe Angel, Jim Hunter, Ben McDonald, Mike Bordick)
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Contents

OffseasonEdit

TransactionsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

American League EastEdit

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
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
Baltimore Orioles 47 115 0.290 61 28–53 19–62


American League Wild CardEdit

Division Leaders W L Pct.
Boston Red Sox 108 54 0.667
Houston Astros 103 59 0.636
Cleveland Indians 91 71 0.562


Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 100 62 0.617 +3
Oakland Athletics 97 65 0.599
Tampa Bay Rays 90 72 0.556 7
Seattle Mariners 89 73 0.549 8
Los Angeles Angels 80 82 0.494 17
Minnesota Twins 78 84 0.481 19
Toronto Blue Jays 73 89 0.451 24
Texas Rangers 67 95 0.414 30
Detroit Tigers 64 98 0.395 33
Chicago White Sox 62 100 0.383 35
Kansas City Royals 58 104 0.358 39
Baltimore Orioles 47 115 0.290 50


Record against opponentsEdit

2018 American League Records

Source: AL Standings Head-to-head
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET HOU KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL
Baltimore 3–16 3–4 2–5 2–4 1–6 2–4 1–5 1–6 7–12 1–5 1–6 8–11 3–4 5–14 7–13
Boston 16–3 3–4 3–4 4–2 3–4 5–1 6–0 4–3 10–9 2–4 4–3 11–8 6–1 15–4 16–4
Chicago 4–3 4–3 5–14 7–12 0–7 11–8 2–5 7–12 2–4 2–5 2–4 4–2 4–3 2–4 6–14
Cleveland 5–2 4–3 14–5 13–6 3–4 12–7 3–3 10–9 2–5 2–4 2–5 2–4 4–2 3–4 12–8
Detroit 4–2 2–4 12–7 6–13 1–5 8–11 3–4 7–12 3–4 0–7 3–4 2–4 3–4 4–3 6–14
Houston 6–1 4–3 7–0 4–3 5–1 5–1 13–6 4–2 2–5 12–7 9–10 3–4 12–7 4–2 13–7
Kansas City 4–2 1–5 8–11 7–12 11–8 1–5 1–6 10–9 2–5 2–5 1–5 0–7 2–5 2–5 6–14
Los Angeles 5–1 0–6 5–2 3–3 4–3 6–13 6–1 4–3 1–5 10–9 8–11 1–6 13–6 4–3 10–10
Minnesota 6–1 3–4 12–7 9–10 12–7 2–4 9–10 3–4 2–5 2–5 1–5 3–4 2–4 4–2 8–12
New York 12–7 9–10 4–2 5–2 4–3 5–2 5–2 5–1 5–2 3–3 5–1 10–9 4–3 13–6 11–9
Oakland 5–1 4–2 5–2 4–2 7–0 7–12 5–2 9–10 5–2 3–3 9–10 2–5 13–6 7–0 12–8
Seattle 6–1 3–4 4–2 5–2 4–3 10–9 5–1 11–8 5–1 1–5 10–9 6–1 10–9 3–4 6–14
Tampa Bay 11–8 8–11 2–4 4–2 4–2 4–3 7–0 6–1 4–3 9–10 5–2 1–6 5–1 13–6 7–13
Texas 4–3 1–6 3–4 2–4 4–3 7–12 5–2 6–13 4–2 3–4 6–13 9–10 1–5 3–3 9–11
Toronto 14–5 4–15 4–2 4–3 3–4 2–4 5–2 3–4 2–4 6–13 0–7 4–3 6–13 3–3 13–7

Updated with the results of all games through September 30, 2018.


Detailed recordsEdit

Detailed recordsEdit

Game logEdit

Past Games Legend
Orioles Win
(#bfb)
Orioles Loss
(#fbb)
Game Postponed
(#bbb)
Clinched Playoff Spot
(#039)
Eliminated from Playoff Race
(#933)
Bold denotes an Orioles pitcher
Future Games Legend
Home Game
Away Game
Baltimore Orioles 2018 Season Game Log — Season Record: 47–115 (.290)
  1. ^ a b Single-Admission Doubleheader
  2. ^ a b Single-Admission Doubleheader

RosterEdit

Farm systemEdit

ReferencesEdit

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