2010 Season News

Six no-hitters were thrown. They were thrown by Ubaldo Jiménez (April 17), Dallas Braden (May 9), Roy Halladay (May 29), Edwin Jackson (June 25), Matt Garza (July 26), and Halladay once again, this time in Game 1 of the NLDS. It was only the third time in major league history that at least six no-hitters were thrown in a single season.

January 5 - Five time Cy Young Award winner Randy Johnson announces his retirement. Johnson was 303–166 over his 22 year career, with a 3.29 earned run average. His 4,875 career strikeouts are second only to Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan.

April 28 – All-Star rosters have been expanded again by commissioner Bud Selig's special committee for on-field matters, with each team bringing 34 players, with 13 pitchers per team, to the July 13 game at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, as part of several changes. Another change is that a pitcher who starts on the final Sunday before the All-Star break will be ineligible to pitch in the ASG and will be replaced on the roster. In addition, a designated hitter will be used in the ASG every year, including in National League cities; the AL's starting DH will continue to be elected by fans, and the NL's starting DH will be chosen by the NL All-Star manager. Under a change that runs contrary to normal baseball rules, each manager may designate a position player who will be eligible for re-entry to the game if the final position player, at any position, is injured.

At Citizens Bank Park, Jamie Moyer becomes the first pitcher to throw a shutout in four separate decades, giving up only two hits in the of the Philadelphia Phillies's 7–0 victory over the Atlanta Braves. At 47 years, 170 days old, Moyer is also the oldest pitcher to throw a Major League shutout, eclipsing Phil Niekro's record by almost a year. At 46 years, 188 days old, Niekro, while pitching for the New York Yankees, tossed a four-hit shutout against the Toronto Blue Jays on October 6,1985; the shutout was also Niekro's 300th career victory.

June 8 – Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg makes his big league debut against the Pittsburgh Pirates, striking out fourteen, including his last seven, and not walking any over seven innings. The 2009 Major League Baseball Draft #1 overall pick wins his MLB debut, 5–2.

August 4 - At Yankee Stadium, Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees hits his 600th home run, becoming the seventh player in Major League history to do so, in a 5–1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. The shot comes in the first inning against the Jays' Shaun Marcum and three years to the day of Rodriguez' 500th home run. Rodriguez also becomes the youngest player to hit his 600th home run, at 35 years, 8 days; Babe Ruth had held the previous record at 36 years, 196 days.

September 30 - MLB players and owners agrees to free agency changes. Under the deal announced this date, players no longer have to file for free agency but automatically are set free. The exclusive period for teams to negotiate with their free agent-eligible players was cut from 15 days to five. The deadline was moved up for clubs to offer salary arbitration to their former players who became free agents, as was the deadline for teams to offer contracts for the following season to players on their man 40-rosters. In addition, teams, players and agents will be restricted in their ability to conduct free-agent negotiations in the media
2010 American League East
Team Record GB
Tampa Bay Rays 96-66 -
New York Yankees 95-67 1.0
Boston Red Sox 89-73 7.0
Toronto Blue Jays 85-77 11.0
Baltimore Orioles 66-96 30.0
2010 American League Central
Team Record GB
Minnesota Twins 94-68 -
Chicago White Sox 88-74 6.0
Detroit Tigers 81-81 13.0
Cleveland Indians 69-93 25.0
Kansas City Royals 67-95 28.0
2010 American League West
Team Record GB
Texas Rangers 90-72 -
Oakland Athletics 81-81 9.0
Los Angeles Angels 80-82 10.0
Seattle Mariners 61-101 29.0
2010 National League East
Team Record GB
Philadelphia Phillies 97-65 -
Atlanta Braves 91-71 6.0
Florida Marlins 80-82 17.0
New York Mets 79-83 18.0
Washington Nationals 69-93 28.0
2010 National League Central
Team Record GB
Cincinnati Reds 91-71 -
St. Louis Cardinals 86-76 5.0
Milwaukee Brewers 77-85 14.0
Houston Astros 76-86 15.0
Chicago Cubs 75-87 16.0
Pittsburgh Pirates 57-105 34.0
2010 National League West
Team Record GB
San Francisco Giants 92-70 -
San Diego Padres 90-72 2.0
Colorado Rockies 83-79 9.0
Los Angeles Dodgers 80-82 12.0
Arizona Diamondbacks 65-97 27.0
American League Teams Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Tampa Bay Rays 96 66 0.593 802 4.95 649 4.01 160 175 0.247 0.333 0.403 3.78 478 1189 0.987 134
New York Yankees 95 67 0.586 859 5.30 693 4.28 201 179 0.267 0.350 0.436 4.06 540 1154 0.989 161
Minnesota Twins 94 68 0.580 781 4.82 671 4.14 142 155 0.273 0.341 0.422 3.95 383 1048 0.987 149
Texas Rangers 90 72 0.556 787 4.86 687 4.24 162 162 0.276 0.338 0.419 3.93 551 1181 0.983 132
Boston Red Sox 89 73 0.549 818 5.05 744 4.59 211 152 0.268 0.339 0.451 4.20 580 1207 0.982 132
Chicago White Sox 88 74 0.543 752 4.64 704 4.35 177 136 0.268 0.332 0.420 4.09 490 1149 0.983 157
Toronto Blue Jays 85 77 0.525 755 4.66 728 4.49 257 150 0.248 0.312 0.454 4.23 539 1184 0.986 172
Detroit Tigers 81 81 0.500 751 4.64 743 4.59 152 142 0.268 0.335 0.415 4.30 537 1056 0.981 171
Oakland Athletics 81 81 0.500 663 4.09 626 3.86 109 153 0.256 0.324 0.378 3.58 512 1070 0.985 146
Los Angeles Angels 80 82 0.494 681 4.20 702 4.33 155 148 0.248 0.311 0.390 4.04 565 1130 0.982 116
Cleveland Indians 69 93 0.426 646 3.99 752 4.64 128 147 0.248 0.322 0.378 4.30 572 967 0.983 179
Kansas City Royals 67 95 0.414 676 4.17 845 5.22 121 176 0.274 0.331 0.399 4.97 551 1035 0.981 138
Baltimore Orioles 66 96 0.407 613 3.78 785 4.85 133 186 0.259 0.316 0.386 4.59 520 1007 0.983 141
Seattle Mariners 61 101 0.377 513 3.17 698 4.31 101 157 0.236 0.298 0.339 3.95 452 973 0.983 146
National League Teams Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Philadelphia Phillies 97 65 0.599 772 4.77 640 3.95 166 168 0.260 0.332 0.413 3.68 416 1183 0.987 156
San Francisco Giants 92 70 0.568 697 4.30 583 3.60 162 134 0.257 0.321 0.408 3.36 578 1331 0.989 110
Cincinnati Reds 91 71 0.562 790 4.88 685 4.23 188 158 0.272 0.338 0.436 4.02 524 1130 0.988 140
Atlanta Braves 91 71 0.562 738 4.56 629 3.88 139 126 0.258 0.339 0.401 3.57 505 1241 0.980 165
San Diego Padres 90 72 0.556 665 4.10 581 3.59 132 139 0.246 0.317 0.371 3.41 517 1295 0.988 142
St. Louis Cardinals 86 76 0.531 736 4.54 641 3.96 150 133 0.263 0.332 0.402 3.57 477 1094 0.985 170
Colorado Rockies 83 79 0.512 770 4.75 717 4.43 173 139 0.263 0.336 0.425 4.14 525 1234 0.984 182
Florida Marlins 80 82 0.494 719 4.44 717 4.43 152 134 0.254 0.321 0.403 4.09 549 1168 0.980 130
Los Angeles Dodgers 80 82 0.494 667 4.12 692 4.27 120 134 0.252 0.322 0.379 4.01 539 1274 0.984 122
New York Mets 79 83 0.488 656 4.05 652 4.02 128 135 0.249 0.314 0.383 3.73 545 1106 0.987 160
Milwaukee Brewers 77 85 0.475 750 4.63 804 4.96 182 173 0.262 0.335 0.424 4.59 582 1258 0.984 141
Houston Astros 76 86 0.469 611 3.77 729 4.50 108 140 0.247 0.303 0.362 4.09 548 1210 0.983 135
Chicago Cubs 75 87 0.463 685 4.23 767 4.73 149 154 0.257 0.320 0.401 4.24 605 1268 0.980 135
Washington Nationals 69 93 0.426 655 4.04 742 4.58 149 151 0.250 0.318 0.390 4.13 512 1068 0.980 146
Arizona Diamondbacks 65 97 0.401 713 4.40 836 5.16 180 210 0.250 0.325 0.416 4.81 548 1070 0.983 152
Pittsburgh Pirates 57 105 0.352 587 3.62 866 5.35 126 167 0.242 0.304 0.373 5.00 538 1026 0.980 119