2013 Season News

January 9 - For the first time since 1996, the Baseball Writers of America fails to select a player for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

April 1 – At Dodger Stadium, Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers shuts out the San Francisco Giants 4–0 on four hits and helps his own cause by homering in the same game. The home run, the first of Kershaw's career, comes in the eighth inning off relief pitcher George Kontos and breaks a scoreless tie. Kershaw, who had been locked in a pitcher's duel with Matt Cain for six innings, becomes the only second pitcher since 1921 to throw an Opening Day shutout and hit a home run in the same game, Bob Lemon having accomplished the feat in 1953.

April 2 – In defeating the Houston Astros 7–0 at Minute Maid Park, Yu Darvish of the Texas Rangers has a perfect game broken up with two out in the ninth, a Marwin González ground ball going through Darvish's legs for a single. Darvish, who is pulled after the base hit, records 14 strikeouts, which would have tied him with Sandy Koufax and Matt Cain for most strikeouts by a perfect game pitcher. The Rangers' last no-hitter had also been a perfect game, by Kenny Rogers in 1994. The Astros, victims of Matt Cain's perfect game in 2012, avoid joining the Tampa Bay Rays in 2009 and 2010 as the only teams to have perfect games thrown against them in consecutive seasons.

May 21 – Mike Trout hit for the cycle and drove in five runs, scored two times and stole a base, in the Los Angeles Angels' 12–0 rout of the Seattle Mariners at Angel Stadium. At 21 years, 288 days of age, Trout became the youngest player in MLB history to hit for a cycle, being surpassed only by Mel Ott (20-75 in 1929), Cliff Heathcote (20-140 in 1918), Arky Vaughan (21-107 in 1933), César Cedeño (21-159 in 1972) and Mike Tiernan (21-21 in 1888)

At Great American Ball Park, Homer Bailey of the Cincinnati Reds no-hits the San Francisco Giants 3-0. A seventh-inning walk to Gregor Blanco is the only baserunner yielded by Bailey, who had also pitched the Major League's last no-hitter, against the Pittsburgh Pirates on September 28, 2012. Bailey joins Johnny Vander Meer and Jim Maloney as Reds pitchers with multiple no-hitters and joins Addie Joss, Vander Meer, Allie Reynolds, Warren Spahn and Nolan Ryan (twice) as pitchers who have accounted for consecutive MLB no-hitters (Vander Meer's were in consecutive starts in 1938). It is also the second consecutive year a defending World Series champion has been no-hit; the 2011 World Champion St. Louis Cardinals were victims of New York Met Johan Santana's no-hitter on June 1, 2012.

September 22 - The Boston Red Sox honored Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski with a statue outside the right field entrance of Fenway Park. In a 30 minute ceremony, Mayor Tom Menino proclaimed it Carl Yastrzemski Day for the city of Boston

2013 American League East
Team Record GB
Boston Red Sox 97-65 -
Tampa Bay Rays 92-71 5.5
Baltimore Orioles 85-77 12.0
New York Yankees 85-77 12.0
Toronto Blue Jays 74-88 23.0
2013 American League Central
Team Record GB
Detroit Tigers 93-69 -
Cleveland Indians 92-70 1.0
Kansas City Royals 86-76 7.0
Minnesota Twins 66-96 27.0
Chicago White Sox 63-99 30.0
2013 American League West
Team Record GB
Oakland Athletics 96-66 -
Texas Rangers 91-72 5.5
Los Angeles Angels 78-84 18.0
Seattle Mariners 71-91 25.0
Houston Astros 51-111 45.0
2013 National League East
Team Record GB
Atlanta Braves 96-66 -
Washington Nationals 86-76 10.0
New York Mets 74-88 22.0
Philadelphia Phillies 73-89 23.0
Miami Marlins 62-100 34.0
2013 National League Central
Team Record GB
St. Louis Cardinals 97-65 -
Pittsburgh Pirates 94-68 3.0
Cincinnati Reds 90-72 7.0
Milwaukee Brewers 74-88 23.0
Chicago Cubs 66-96 31.0
2013 National League West
Team Record GB
Los Angeles Dodgers 92-70 -
Arizona Diamondbacks 81-81 11.0
San Diego Padres 76-86 16.0
San Francisco Giants 76-86 16.0
Colorado Rockies 74-88 18.0
American League Teams Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HR/A AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Boston Red Sox 97 65 0.599 853 5.27 656 4.05 178 156 0.277 0.349 0.446 3.79 524 1294 0.987 140
Oakland Athletics 96 66 0.593 767 4.73 625 3.86 186 163 0.254 0.327 0.419 3.56 428 1183 0.983 112
Detroit Tigers 93 69 0.574 796 4.91 624 3.85 176 128 0.283 0.346 0.434 3.61 462 1428 0.987 135
Cleveland Indians 92 70 0.568 745 4.60 662 4.09 171 147 0.255 0.327 0.410 3.82 554 1379 0.983 135
Tampa Bay Rays 92 71 0.564 700 4.29 646 3.96 165 153 0.257 0.329 0.408 3.74 482 1310 0.990 147
Texas Rangers 91 72 0.558 730 4.48 636 3.90 176 157 0.262 0.323 0.412 3.63 498 1309 0.986 146
Kansas City Royals 86 76 0.531 648 4.00 601 3.71 112 155 0.260 0.315 0.379 3.45 469 1208 0.986 136
Baltimore Orioles 85 77 0.525 745 4.60 709 4.38 212 202 0.260 0.313 0.431 4.20 473 1169 0.991 165
New York Yankees 85 77 0.525 650 4.01 671 4.14 144 171 0.242 0.307 0.376 3.94 437 1233 0.988 138
Los Angeles Angels 78 84 0.481 733 4.52 737 4.55 164 167 0.264 0.329 0.414 4.24 533 1200 0.981 135
Toronto Blue Jays 74 88 0.457 712 4.40 756 4.67 185 195 0.252 0.318 0.411 4.26 500 1208 0.982 144
Seattle Mariners 71 91 0.438 624 3.85 754 4.65 188 174 0.237 0.306 0.390 4.32 478 1297 0.986 149
Minnesota Twins 66 96 0.407 614 3.79 788 4.86 151 168 0.242 0.312 0.380 4.55 458 985 0.987 178
Chicago White Sox 63 99 0.389 598 3.69 723 4.46 148 182 0.249 0.302 0.378 4.00 509 1249 0.980 153
Houston Astros 51 111 0.315 610 3.77 848 5.23 148 191 0.240 0.299 0.375 4.79 616 1084 0.979 166
National League Teams Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HR/A AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
St. Louis Cardinals 97 65 0.599 783 4.83 596 3.68 125 112 0.269 0.332 0.401 3.43 451 1254 0.988 177
Atlanta Braves 96 66 0.593 688 4.25 548 3.38 181 127 0.249 0.321 0.402 3.18 409 1232 0.986 140
Pittsburgh Pirates 94 68 0.580 634 3.91 577 3.56 161 101 0.245 0.313 0.396 3.27 515 1261 0.984 154
Los Angeles Dodgers 92 70 0.568 649 4.01 582 3.59 138 127 0.264 0.326 0.396 3.25 460 1292 0.982 160
Cincinnati Reds 90 72 0.556 698 4.31 589 3.64 155 170 0.249 0.327 0.391 3.38 435 1296 0.988 130
Washington Nationals 86 76 0.531 656 4.05 626 3.86 161 142 0.251 0.313 0.398 3.59 405 1236 0.982 145
Arizona Diamondbacks 81 81 0.500 685 4.23 695 4.29 130 176 0.259 0.323 0.391 3.92 485 1218 0.988 134
San Diego Padres 76 86 0.469 618 3.81 700 4.32 146 156 0.245 0.308 0.378 3.98 525 1171 0.986 140
San Francisco Giants 76 86 0.469 629 3.88 691 4.27 107 145 0.260 0.320 0.381 4.00 521 1256 0.982 126
Colorado Rockies 74 88 0.457 706 4.36 760 4.69 159 136 0.270 0.323 0.418 4.44 517 1064 0.986 162
Milwaukee Brewers 74 88 0.457 640 3.95 687 4.24 157 175 0.252 0.311 0.398 3.84 466 1125 0.981 153
New York Mets 74 88 0.457 619 3.82 684 4.22 130 152 0.237 0.306 0.366 3.78 458 1209 0.985 127
Philadelphia Phillies 73 89 0.451 610 3.77 749 4.62 140 152 0.248 0.306 0.384 4.34 506 1199 0.984 141
Chicago Cubs 66 96 0.407 602 3.72 689 4.25 172 160 0.238 0.300 0.392 4.00 540 1184 0.983 128
Miami Marlins 62 100 0.383 513 3.17 646 3.99 95 121 0.231 0.293 0.335 3.71 526 1177 0.986 144