2018 Baltimore Orioles season

The 2018 Baltimore Orioles season was the team's 118th season overall, 65th in Baltimore, and 27th at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. They attempted to rebound from their first losing season since 2011 when they went 75–87. However, the Orioles instead suffered one of the worst seasons in MLB history, en route to finishing 47–115. The Orioles set several statistical records and quirks, such as being 60 or more games behind the division (later World Series) champions Boston Red Sox, the most games behind a division champion since the 1935 Boston Braves, who themselves lost 115 games. With their 47–115 record, they became the first team since the 2003 Detroit Tigers, who also suffered a similar fate when they went 43–119, to have fewer than 50 wins in a full 162-game season. The Orioles held a losing record against all American League teams, ensured by their loss to the Houston Astros on September 28. First baseman Chris Davis posted a .168 batting average and a -2.7 WAR in his third year of a 7-year, $161 million contract, the worst of any player since Adam Dunn in 2011, who posted a -2.9 WAR and a .159 batting average.

2018 Baltimore Orioles
Major League affiliations
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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To further add to the team's abysmal season, their top players such as Manny Machado, Zack Britton, Jonathan Schoop, Darren O'Day, Kevin Gausman, and Brad Brach were all traded in the trade deadline.

Manager Buck Showalter and general manager Dan Duquette's contracts expired and were not renewed concluding the season.[1][2]

Regular season

American League East

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Red Sox 10854 0.667 57–24 51–30
New York Yankees 10062 0.617 8 53–28 47–34
Tampa Bay Rays 9072 0.556 18 51–30 39–42
Toronto Blue Jays 7389 0.451 35 40–41 33–48
Baltimore Orioles 47115 0.290 61 28–53 19–62

American League Wild Card

Division Leaders W L Pct.
Boston Red Sox 10854 0.667
Houston Astros 10359 0.636
Cleveland Indians 9171 0.562

Wild Card teams
(Top 2 teams qualify for postseason)
W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 10062 0.617 +3
Oakland Athletics 9765 0.599
Tampa Bay Rays 9072 0.556 7
Seattle Mariners 8973 0.549 8
Los Angeles Angels 8082 0.494 17
Minnesota Twins 7884 0.481 19
Toronto Blue Jays 7389 0.451 24
Texas Rangers 6795 0.414 30
Detroit Tigers 6498 0.395 33
Chicago White Sox 62100 0.383 35
Kansas City Royals 58104 0.358 39
Baltimore Orioles 47115 0.290 50

Record against opponents

Source: AL Standings Head-to-head
Baltimore 3–163–42–52–41–62–41–51–67–121–51–68–113–45–147–13
Boston 16–33–43–44–23–45–16–04–310–92–44–311–86–115–416–4
Chicago 4–34–35–147–120–711–82–57–122–42–52–44–24–32–46–14
Cleveland 5–24–314–513–63–412–73–310–92–52–42–52–44–23–412–8
Detroit 4–22–412–76–131–58–113–47–123–40–73–42–43–44–36–14
Houston 6–14–37–04–35–15–113–64–22–512–79–103–412–74–213–7
Kansas City 4–21–58–117–1211–81–51–610–92–52–51–50–72–52–56–14
Los Angeles 5–10–65–23–34–36–136–14–31–510–98–111–613–64–310–10
Minnesota 6–13–412–79–1012–72–49–103–42–52–51–53–42–44–28–12
New York 12–79–104–25–24–35–25–25–15–23–35–110–94–313–611–9
Oakland 5–14–25–24–27–07–125–29–105–23–39–102–513–67–012–8
Seattle 6–13–44–25–24–310–95–111–85–11–510–96–110–93–46–14
Tampa Bay 11–88–112–44–24–24–37–06–14–39–105–21–65–113–67–13
Texas 4–31–63–42–44–37–125–26–134–23–46–139–101–53–39–11
Toronto 14–54–154–24–33–42–45–23–42–46–130–74–36–133–313–7

Detailed records

Game log

Past Games Legend
Orioles Win
Orioles Loss
Game Postponed
Eliminated from Playoff Contention
Bold denotes an Orioles pitcher
Baltimore Orioles 2018 Season Game Log — Season Record: 47–115 (.290)
March/April: 8–20 (Home: 5–10 ; Away: 3–10)
1March 29Twins3–2 (11)Bleier (1–0)Rodney (0–1)45,4691–0W1
2March 31Twins2–6Gibson (1–0)Cashner (0–1)17,7631–1L1
3April 1Twins0–7Berríos (1–0)Gausman (0–1)17,2121–2L2
4April 2@ Astros1–6Morton (1–0)Tillman (0–1)42,6751–3L3
5April 3@ Astros6–10Rondón (1–0)Araújo (0–1)40,0811–4L4
6April 4@ Astros2–3Peacock (1–0)Castro (0–1)27,6981–5L5
7April 5@ Yankees5–2Cashner (1–1)Tanaka (1–1)Brach (1)33,6532–5W1
8April 6@ Yankees7–3 (14)Araújo (1–1)Holder (1–1)34,2443–5W2
9April 7@ Yankees3–8Gray (1–0)Tillman (0–2)34,3883–6L1
10April 8@ Yankees8–7 (12)Bleier (2–0)Warren (0–1)Brach (2)37,0964–6W1
11April 9Blue Jays1–7Happ (2–1)Bundy (0–1)7,9154–7L1
12April 10Blue Jays1–2Sanchez (1–1)O'Day (0–1)Osuna (5)8,6404–8L2
13April 11Blue Jays5–3Gausman (1–1)Estrada (1–1)Brach (3)10,3995–8W1
14April 13@ Red Sox3–7Rodríguez (1–0)Tillman (0–3)32,6105–9L1
15April 14@ Red Sox3–10Velázquez (2–0)Cobb (0–1)Walden (1)33,5845–10L2
16April 15@ Red Sox1–3Hembree (2–0)Bundy (0–2)Kimbrel (5)32,4895–11L3
April 16@ Red SoxPostponed (rain). Makeup date May 17.[3]
17April 17@ Tigers2–4Liriano (2–1)Cashner (1–2)Greene (3)15,5305–12L4
18April 18@ Tigers5–6Greene (1–0)Araújo (1–2)15,1785–13L5
19April 19@ Tigers8–13Zimmermann (1–0)Cobb (0–2)15,9165–14L6
20April 20Indians3–1Bundy (1–2)Bauer (1–2)O'Day (1)20,0046–14W1
21April 21Indians0–4Clevinger (2–0)Tillman (0–4)29,1876–15L1
22April 22Indians3–7Kluber (3–1)Cashner (1–3)27,3946–16L2
23April 23Indians1–2Carrasco (4–0)Gausman (1–2)Allen (4)10,6146–17L3
April 24RaysPostponed (rain). Makeup date May 12 as part of doubleheader.[4]
24April 25Rays4–8Kittredge (1–2)Cobb (0–3)8,7306–18L4
25April 26Rays5–9Archer (2–1)Bundy (1–3)9,5866–19L5
26April 27Tigers6–0Tillman (1–4)Fiers (2–2)14,2237–19W1
27April 28Tigers5–9Liriano (3–1)Cashner (1–4)20,8967–20L1
28April 29Tigers5–3Gausman (2–2)Norris (0–2)O'Day (2)28,0898–20W1
May: 9–19 (Home: 5–6 ; Away: 4–13)
29May 1@ Angels2–3Bedrosian (1–0)Brach (0–1)32,3458–21L1
30May 2@ Angels7–10Heaney (1–1)Bundy (1–4)32,1568–22L2
31May 3@ Angels3–12Barría (2–1)Tillman (1–5)35,8798–23L3
32May 4@ Athletics4–6Trivino (2–0)Brach (0–2)Treinen (4)12,7238–24L4
33May 5@ Athletics0–2 (12)Hatcher (3–0)Araújo (1–3)24,6128–25L5
34May 6@ Athletics1–2Triggs (3–1)Cobb (0–4)Treinen (5)17,1128–26L6
35May 8Royals7–15Duffy (1–4)Bundy (1–5)10,8638–27L7
36May 9Royals5–3Bleier (3–0)McCarthy (3–1)Brach (4)14,3759–27W1
37May 10Royals11–6Castro (1–1)Kennedy (1–4)17,84210–27W2
38May 11Rays9–4Gausman (3–2)Faria (3–2)Brach (5)28,17011–27W3
39May 12Rays6–3Hess (1–0)Archer (2–3)Givens (1)24,534[lower-alpha 1]12–27W4
40May 12Rays3–10Romo (1–0)Cobb (0–5)24,534[lower-alpha 1]12–28L1
41May 13Rays17–1Bundy (2–5)Snell (4–3)25,25713–28W1
May 15PhilliesPostponed (rain). Makeup date July 12.[5]
42May 16Phillies1–4Pivetta (3–2)Cashner (1–5)29,70613–29L1
43May 17@ Red Sox2–6Price (4–4)Gausman (3–3)36,61513–30L2
44May 18@ Red Sox7–4Cobb (1–5)Pomeranz (1–2)Brach (6)34,93514–30W1
45May 19@ Red Sox3–6Porcello (6–1)Bundy (2–6)Kimbrel (13)34,19514–31L1
46May 20@ Red Sox0–5Rodríguez (4–1)Hess (1–1)35,55014–32L2
47May 21@ White Sox3–2Cashner (2–5)Santiago (0–2)Brach (7)11,62815–32W1
48May 22@ White Sox2–3Rondón (2–2)Givens (0–1)Jones (4)12,59015–33L1
49May 23@ White Sox1–11Covey (1–1)Cobb (1–6)17,05615–34L2
50May 24@ White Sox9–3Bundy (3–6)Giolito (3–5)19,14716–34W1
51May 25@ Rays2–0Hess (2–1)Romo (1–1)Brach (8)11,35417–34W2
52May 26@ Rays1–5Banda (1–0)Cashner (2–6)14,74417–35L1
53May 27@ Rays3–8Nuño (1–0)Gausman (3–4)Pruitt (1)13,31117–36L2
54May 28Nationals0–6González (6–2)Cobb (1–7)36,13917–37L3
55May 29Nationals2–3Hellickson (2–0)Bundy (3–7)Doolittle (12)13,93517–38L4
56May 30Nationals0–2Scherzer (9–1)Hess (2–2)Doolittle (13)20,37017–39L5
May 31YankeesPostponed (rain). Makeup date July 9 as part of doubleheader.[6]
June: 6–20 (Home: 1–13 ; Away: 5–6)
57June 1Yankees1–4Gray (4–4)Cashner (2–6)Chapman (13)26,50017–40L6
58June 2Yankees5–8Tanaka (7–2)Gausman (3–5)32,82317–41L7
June 3YankeesPostponed (rain). Makeup date August 25 as part of doubleheader.[7]
59June 5@ Mets2–1Cobb (2–7)Vargas (2–4)Brach (9)25,34218–41W1
60June 6@ Mets1–0Bundy (4–7)Familia (2–3)Brach (10)30,36619–41W2
61June 7@ Blue Jays4–5 (10)Barnes (2–1)Castro (1–2)24,49419–42L1
62June 8@ Blue Jays1–5Happ (8–3)Cashner (2–8)Tepera (3)28,86319–43L2
63June 9@ Blue Jays3–4 (10)Axford (1–0)Givens (0–2)34,64319–44L3
64June 10@ Blue Jays3–13Estrada (3–6)Cobb (2–8)33,48519–45L4
65June 11Red Sox0–2 (12)Hembree (3–1)Givens (0–3)Kimbrel (21)15,93419–46L5
66June 12Red Sox4–6Rodríguez (8–1)Hess (2–3)21,83719–47L6
67June 13Red Sox1–5Sale (6–4)Ramírez (0–1)17,21719–48L7
68June 15Marlins0–2Ureña (2–8)Gausman (3–6)Barraclough (5)23,96819–49L8
69June 16Marlins4–5Chen (2–8)Cobb (2–9)Steckenrider (1)23,94819–50L9
70June 17Marlins10–4Bundy (5–7)Richards (1–4)21,42120–50W1
71June 19@ Nationals7–9Miller (5–0)Scott (0–1)Doolittle (19)33,39120–51L1
72June 20@ Nationals3–0Castro (2–2)González (6–4)32,15321–51W1
73June 21@ Nationals2–4Herrera (2–1)Givens (0–4)Doolittle (20)36,86821–52L1
74June 22@ Braves10–7 (15)Wright (1–0)Moylan (0–1)37,19222–52W1
75June 23@ Braves7–5Bundy (6–7)Teherán (5–5)Britton (1)40,33323–52W2
76June 24@ Braves3–7McCarthy (6–3)Hess (2–4)33,79423–53L1
77June 25Mariners3–5Hernández (7–6)Castro (2–3)Díaz (28)21,20223–54L2
78June 26Mariners2–3Paxton (7–2)O'Day (0–2)Díaz (29)16,32723–55L3
79June 27Mariners7–8 (11)Bradford (5–0)Givens (0–5)Díaz (30)15,50223–56L4
80June 28Mariners2–4 (10)Pazos (2–1)Castro (2–4)Nicasio (1)14,26323–57L5
81June 29Angels1–7Peña (1–0)Hess (2–5)24,00723–58L6
82June 30Angels2–6Anderson (2–2)Givens (0–6)38,83823–59L7
July: 9–15 (Home: 9–5 ; Away: 0–10)
83July 1Angels8–2Gausman (4–6)McGuire (0–1)18,35124–59W1
84July 3@ Phillies2–3Eflin (7–2)Cobb (2–10)Domínguez (8)28,20424–60L1
85July 4@ Phillies1–4Nola (11–2)Ramírez (0–2)Arano (1)30,94324–61L2
86July 5@ Twins2–5Slegers (1–0)Cashner (2–9)Rodney (18)22,89524–62L3
87July 6@ Twins2–6Lynn (6–7)Bundy (6–8)27,57024–63L4
88July 7@ Twins4–5Gibson (3–6)Castro (2–5)Rodney (19)25,97424–64L5
89July 8@ Twins1–10Odorizzi (4–6)Cobb (2–11)22,55724–65L6
90July 9Yankees5–4Wright (2–0)Sabathia (6–4)Britton (2)26,340[lower-alpha 2]25–65W1
91July 9Yankees2–10Cessa (1–1)Ramírez (0–3)Gallegos (1)26,340[lower-alpha 2]25–66L1
92July 10Yankees6–5Britton (1–0)Betances (1–3)18,41826–66W1
93July 11Yankees0–9Gray (6–7)Bundy (6–9)17,80826–67L1
94July 12Phillies4–5Pivetta (6–7)Gausman (4–7)Domínguez (9)20,10026–68L2
95July 13Rangers4–5Hamels (5–8)Cobb (2–12)Kela (23)17,34826–69L3
96July 14Rangers1–0Brach (1–2)Pérez (2–4)Britton (3)38,23827–69W1
97July 15Rangers6–5Scott (1–1)Minor (6–6)Britton (4)18,75428–69W2
ASGJuly 17@ Nationals ParkAL 8–6 (10) NLDíazStriplingHapp43,843Box
98July 20@ Blue Jays7–8 (10)Axford (3–1)Fry (0–1)31,11528–70L1
99July 21@ Blue Jays1–4Stroman (3–7)Cobb (2–13)Tepera (7)35,91228–71L2
100July 22@ Blue Jays4–5Axford (4–1)Scott (1–2)Clippard (7)39,02128–72L3
101July 23Red Sox3–5Porcello (12–4)Gausman (4–8)Kimbrel (32)16,88528–73L4
102July 24Red Sox7–6Ramírez (1–3)Porcello (1–4)Brach (11)13,34229–73W1
July 25Red SoxPostponed (rain). Makeup date August 11 as part of doubleheader.
103July 26Rays3–4Yarbrough (9–5)Cobb (2–14)Pruitt (2)19,02529–74L1
104July 27Rays15–5Cashner (3–9)Archer (3–5)15,64930–74W1
105July 28Rays11–2Gausman (5–8)Stanek (1–3)21,52631–74W2
106July 29Rays11–5Bundy (7–9)Chirinos (0–3)22,45432–74W3
107July 31@ Yankees3–6Tanaka (9–2)Ramírez (1–4)46,47332–75L1
August: 8–20 (Home: 4–9 ; Away: 4–11)
108August 1@ Yankees7–5Cobb (3–14)Gray (8–8)47,20633–75W1
109August 2@ Rangers8–17Gallardo (6–1)Cashner (3–10)Butler (1)19,36733–76L1
110August 3@ Rangers3–11Jurado (2–1)Hess (2–6)22,54433–77L2
111August 4@ Rangers1–3Minor (8–6)Bundy (7–10)Leclerc (1)24,30033–78L3
112August 5@ Rangers9–6Scott (2–2)Hutchison (1–2)Givens (2)19,96134–78W1
113August 7@ Rays3–4Romo (2–2)Castro (2–6)11,73434–79L1
114August 8@ Rays5–4Wright (3–0)Romo (2–3)Givens (3)9,47435–79W1
115August 9@ Rays4–5Chirinos (1–4)Carroll (0–1)Romo (14)10,25435–80L1
116August 10Red Sox12–19Pomeranz (2–5)Castro (2–7)23,64935–81L2
117August 11Red Sox0–5Price (12–6)Yacabonis (0–1)18,00335–82L3
118August 11Red Sox4–6Kelly (4–0)Wright (3–1)Kimbrel (34)24,05135–83L4
119August 12Red Sox1–4Sale (12–4)Cobb (3–15)Kimbrel (35)25,30335–84L5
120August 14Mets6–3Cashner (4–10)Wahl (0–1)Givens (4)20,52736–84W1
121August 15Mets5–16Wheeler (8–6)Bundy (7–11)25,04536–85L1
122August 17@ Indians1–2Carrasco (15–6)Hess (2–7)Allen (24)28,26436–86L2
123August 18@ Indians4–2Cobb (4–15)Plutko (4–3)35,00737–86W1
124August 19@ Indians0–8Clevinger (9–7)Ramírez (1–5)30,55537–87L1
125August 20@ Blue Jays3–5Estrada (7–9)Cashner (4–11)Giles (16)25,03137–88L2
126August 21@ Blue Jays2–8Gaviglio (3–6)Bundy (7–12)25,85537–89L3
127August 22@ Blue Jays0–6Pannone (1–0)Hess (2–8)40,59537–90L4
128August 24Yankees5–7 (10)Green (7–2)Carroll (0–2)Britton (5)27,15037–91L5
129August 25Yankees3–10Happ (15–6)Yacabonis (0–2)Cessa (1)32,44537–92L6
130August 25Yankees1–5Gray (10–8)Cashner (4–12)Betances (1)26,23637–93L7
131August 26Yankees3–5Severino (17–6)Bundy (7–13)Robertson (4)17,34337–94L8
132August 27Blue Jays7–0Hess (3–8)Gaviglio (3–7)15,43638–94W1
133August 28Blue Jays12–5Rogers (1–0)Pannone (1–1)11,76239–94W2
134August 29Blue Jays10–5Gilmartin (1–0)Barnes (2–2)Givens (5)11,83440–94W3
135August 31@ Royals2–9Keller (7–5)Cashner (4–13)15,39440–95L1
September: 7–20 (Home: 4–9 ; Away: 3–11)
136September 1@ Royals4–5Newberry (1–0)Givens (0–7)15,35840–96L2
137September 2@ Royals1–9López (1–3)Hess (3–9)18,46340–97L3
138September 3@ Mariners1–2Ramírez (2–3)Rogers (1–1)Díaz (52)20,57940–98L4
139September 4@ Mariners5–3Cobb (5–15)Warren (2–2)Givens (6)11,26541–98W1
140September 5@ Mariners2–5Leake (9–9)Cashner (4–14)Díaz (53)15,01741–99L1
141September 7@ Rays2–14Snell (18–5)Bundy (7–14)12,43641–100L2
142September 8@ Rays5–10Yarbrough (14–5)Hess (3–10)10,27541–101L3
143September 9@ Rays3–8Chirinos (4–5)Rogers (1–2)13,63241–102L4
144September 11Athletics2–3Fiers (12–6)Wright (3–2)Familia (18)9,14141–103L5
145September 12Athletics0–10Mengden (7–6)Cashner (4–15)10,48041–104L6
146September 13Athletics5–3Bundy (8–14)Anderson (3–5)Givens (7)11,71442–104W1
147September 14White Sox6–8Shields (7–16)Ortiz (0–1)Jones (5)18,26542–105L1
148September 15White Sox0–2López (6–9)Ramirez (1–6)Minaya (1)23,26642–106L2
149September 16White Sox8–4Meisinger (1–0)Giolito (10–11)Fry (1)19,10443–106W1
150September 17Blue Jays0–5Borucki (4–4)Phillips (0–1)8,19843–107L1
151September 18Blue Jays4–6Petricka (3–1)Bundy (8–15)Giles (23)9,09643–108L2
152September 19Blue Jays2–1Wright (4–2)Estrada (7–13)Givens (8)11,33744–108W1
153September 21@ Yankees8–10CC Sabathia (8–7)Ramírez (1–7)Betances (4)39,90344–109L1
154September 22@ Yankees2–3 (11)Kahnle (2–0)Fry (0–2)40,18544–110L2
155September 23@ Yankees6–3Meisinger (2–0)Cole (4–2)Givens (9)43,60645–110W1
156September 24@ Red Sox2–6Eovaldi (6–7)Bundy (8–16)35,61945–111L1
September 25@ Red SoxPostponed (rain). Makeup date September 26 as part of a doubleheader.
157September 26@ Red Sox3–19Price (16–7)Meisinger (2–1)33,57745–112L2
158September 26@ Red Sox10–3Scott (3–2)Barnes (6–4)Fry (2)34,44546–112W1
September 27AstrosPostponed (rain). Makeup date September 29 as part of a doubleheader.
159September 28Astros1–2Sipp (3–1)Scott (3–3)Osuna (21) 18,43446–113L1
160September 29Astros3–4Harris (5–3)Gilmartin (1–1)Rondón (15)N/A46–114L2
161September 29Astros2–5Peacock (3–4)Ramírez (1–8)Pressly (2)26,02046–115L3
162September 30Astros4–0Fry (1–2)Peacock (3–5)24,91647–115W1
  1. Single-Admission Doubleheader
  2. Single-Admission Doubleheader


2018 Baltimore Orioles
Pitchers Catchers
  • 36 Caleb Joseph
  • 15 Chance Sisco
  • 27 Andrew Susac
  • 61 Austin Wynns





Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Norfolk Tides International League Ron Johnson
AA Bowie Baysox Eastern League Gary Kendall
A-Advanced Frederick Keys Carolina League Keith Bodie
A Delmarva Shorebirds South Atlantic League Ryan Minor
Short-Season A Aberdeen IronBirds New York–Penn League Kevin Bradshaw
Rookie GCL Orioles Gulf Coast League Carlos Tosca
Rookie DSL Orioles Dominican Summer League Elvis Morel


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