2014 Season News

January 8 – Pitchers Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and first baseman/designated hitter Frank Thomas were enshrined into the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Maddux saw his name appear on 97.2 percent of the ballots, falling short of the all-time mark still held by Tom Seaver, who was elected on 98.84 percent of the vote in 1992. Glavine received 91.9 percent of the vote while Thomas was elected with 83.7 percent.

February 12 – Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees announces that he will retire at the end of this season. The American League Rookie of the Year winner (1996), and Most Valuable Player both in the All-Star Game (2000) and in the World Series (2000), Jeter ranks first in franchise history for the most games played, at-bats and hits.

May 14 - Major League Baseball announced that the original scoring decision made on May 9 at Arlington Park had been reversed, and that David Ortiz had been awarded a hit for the fly ball that fell between two Texas Rangers fielders. Ortiz came to bat with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning. At that point, Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish had retired 20 straight Boston Red Sox hitters. Ortiz hit a high pop into right field, then second baseman Rougned Odor, who was playing in shallow right field in a defensive shift, got under the ball as Alex Ríos started coming toward him. Ríos backed off and Odor could not catch the ball as it dropped just beyond his glove. The dropped ball was originally scored an error on right fielder Ríos by official scorer Steve Weller, while Darvish still took a no-hitter into the ninth inning, but Ortiz broke it up with a two-out single. Ortiz and the Red Sox appealed the controversial decision to Major League Baseball and it was overturned after a review.

June 29 – Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers completed one of the most impressive calendar months for a pitcher in Major League history, striking out 13 batters in seven scoreless innings in a 6–0 win over the St Louis Cardinals at Dodger Stadium. Kershaw went 6–0 with an 0.82 ERA and 61 strikeouts in the month, including his first career no-hitter on June 18, while completing the first six-win month for a Dodgers pitcher since Hideo Nomo in 1995. Besides, he became the only pitcher to be unbeaten with that many wins, that many strikeouts and an ERA that low in a single calendar month, extending also his personal streak to 28 consecutive scoreless innings, exceeded in Los Angeles history only seven times, led by Orel Hershiser's MLB-record 59. Previously, only three other pitchers have gone 6–0 with a sub-1.00 ERA and 50 or more strikeouts in a month: the aforementioned Nomo (June 1995), Randy Johnson (April 2000) and Justin Verlander (June 2011).

July 13 - Madison Bumgarner and Buster Posey became the first pitcher-catcher battery in Major League history to each hit a grand slam in the same game, boosting the San Francisco Giants to a 8–4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks at AT&T Park. Bumgarner also became the first pitcher in 48 years to hit two grand slams in a single season. Previously, he hit a slam on April 11 against the Colorado Rockies. The last pitcher to launch two slams in a season was Tony Cloninger, who hit two grand slams in a single game for the Atlanta Braves on July 3, 1966, against the Giants at Candlestick Park.

September 25 – Derek Jeter played his final home game at Yankee Stadium, the current incarnation of the stadium being nicknamed "The House that Jeter built". Jeter made it in a remarkable way, while delivering a game-winning, RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning, as the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles, 6–5, just minutes after they had blown a three-run lead. For the record, Jeter went 2 for 5 with a double, three runs batted in and a run scored, to add another signature moment to a long list of achievements over his 20-year career for the Yankees.

2014 American League East
Team Record GB
Baltimore Orioles 96-66 -
New York Yankees 84-78 12.0
Toronto Blue Jays 83-79 13.0
Tampa Bay Rays 77-85 19.0
Boston Red Sox 71-91 25.0
2014 American League Central
Team Record GB
Detroit Tigers 90-72 -
Kansas City Royals 89-73 1.0
Cleveland Indians 85-77 5.0
Chicago White Sox 73-89 17.0
Minnesota Twins 70-92 20.0
2014 American League West
Team Record GB
Los Angeles Angels 98-64 -
Oakland Athletics 88-74 10.0
Seattle Mariners 87-75 11.0
Houston Astros 70-92 28.0
Texas Rangers 67-95 31.0
2014 National League East
Team Record GB
Washington Nationals 96-66 -
Atlanta Braves 79-83 17.0
New York Mets 79-83 17.0
Miami Marlins 77-85 19.0
Philadelphia Phillies 73-89 23.0
2014 National League Central
Team Record GB
St. Louis Cardinals 90-72 -
Pittsburgh Pirates 88-74 2.0
Milwaukee Brewers 82-80 8.0
Cincinnati Reds 76-86 14.0
Chicago Cubs 73-89 17.0
2014 National League West
Team Record GB
Los Angeles Dodgers 94-68 -
San Francisco Giants 88-74 6.0
San Diego Padres 77-85 17.0
Colorado Rockies 66-96 28.0
Arizona Diamondbacks 64-98 30.0
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
Los Angeles Angels 98 64 0.605 773 4.77 630 3.89 155 126 0.259 0.322 0.406 3.58 504 1342 0.986 127
Baltimore Orioles 96 66 0.593 705 4.35 593 3.66 211 151 0.256 0.311 0.422 3.43 472 1174 0.986 156
Detroit Tigers 90 72 0.556 757 4.67 705 4.35 155 127 0.277 0.331 0.426 4.01 462 1244 0.983 153
Kansas City Royals 89 73 0.549 651 4.02 624 3.85 95 128 0.263 0.314 0.376 3.51 440 1168 0.983 122
Oakland Athletics 88 74 0.543 729 4.50 572 3.53 146 147 0.244 0.320 0.381 3.22 406 1244 0.982 150
Seattle Mariners 87 75 0.537 634 3.91 554 3.42 136 137 0.244 0.300 0.376 3.17 463 1317 0.986 139
Cleveland Indians 85 77 0.525 669 4.13 653 4.03 142 135 0.253 0.317 0.389 3.56 464 1450 0.981 139
New York Yankees 84 78 0.519 633 3.91 664 4.10 147 164 0.245 0.307 0.380 3.75 398 1370 0.984 107
Toronto Blue Jays 83 79 0.512 723 4.46 686 4.23 177 151 0.259 0.323 0.414 4.00 490 1199 0.985 130
Tampa Bay Rays 77 85 0.475 612 3.78 625 3.86 117 145 0.256 0.314 0.375 3.56 482 1437 0.985 96
Chicago White Sox 73 89 0.451 660 4.07 758 4.68 155 140 0.253 0.310 0.398 4.29 557 1152 0.982 170
Boston Red Sox 71 91 0.438 634 3.91 715 4.41 123 154 0.244 0.316 0.369 4.01 482 1213 0.985 155
Houston Astros 70 92 0.432 629 3.88 723 4.46 163 139 0.242 0.309 0.383 4.11 484 1137 0.983 151
Minnesota Twins 70 92 0.432 715 4.41 777 4.80 128 147 0.254 0.324 0.389 4.57 408 1031 0.984 136
Texas Rangers 67 95 0.414 637 3.93 773 4.77 111 160 0.259 0.323 0.414 4.49 505 1110 0.982 155
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
Washington Nationals 96 66 0.593 686 4.23 555 3.43 152 110 0.253 0.321 0.393 3.03 352 1288 0.984 139
Los Angeles Dodgers 94 68 0.580 718 4.43 617 3.81 134 142 0.265 0.333 0.406 3.40 429 1373 0.983 145
St. Louis Cardinals 90 72 0.556 619 3.82 603 3.72 105 123 0.253 0.320 0.369 3.50 470 1221 0.985 145
Pittsburgh Pirates 88 74 0.543 682 4.21 631 3.90 156 128 0.259 0.330 0.404 3.47 499 1228 0.983 148
San Francisco Giants 88 74 0.543 665 4.10 614 3.79 132 133 0.255 0.311 0.388 3.50 389 1211 0.984 155
Milwaukee Brewers 82 80 0.506 650 4.01 657 4.06 150 167 0.239 0.308 0.397 3.67 431 1246 0.984 130
New York Mets 79 83 0.488 629 3.88 618 3.81 125 141 0.239 0.308 0.364 3.49 509 1303 0.983 158
Atlanta Braves 79 83 0.488 573 3.54 597 3.69 123 121 0.241 0.305 0.360 3.38 472 1301 0.986 143
Miami Marlins 77 85 0.475 645 3.98 674 4.16 122 114 0.253 0.317 0.378 3.78 458 1190 0.984 154
San Diego Padres 77 85 0.475 535 3.30 577 3.56 109 117 0.226 0.292 0.342 3.27 462 1284 0.983 124
Cincinnati Reds 76 86 0.469 595 3.67 612 3.78 131 163 0.238 0.296 0.365 3.59 507 1290 0.988 120
Chicago Cubs 73 89 0.451 614 3.79 707 4.36 157 115 0.239 0.300 0.385 3.91 504 1311 0.983 137
Philadelphia Phillies 73 89 0.451 619 3.82 687 4.24 125 134 0.242 0.302 0.363 3.79 521 1255 0.987 133
Colorado Rockies 66 96 0.407 755 4.66 818 5.05 186 173 0.276 0.327 0.445 4.84 531 1074 0.983 166
Arizona Diamondbacks 64 98 0.395 615 3.80 742 4.58 118 154 0.248 0.302 0.376 4.26 469 1278 0.983 147