When we look back at the 2018 seasonwe see innumerable memorable moments via an exciting MLB effort. But every club needed just one touch victory, in many cases embodying its season. With the assistance of each MLB.com beat writer, this really is each club’s best triumph of’18.
Angels: 13-9 win OAK (April 6)
Trailing by six runs in the 2nd inning, the Angels’ restored offense came home into fuel the team’s most important comeback win of this season. Shohei Ohtani triggered the uprising from homering in his third successive game, also Justin Upton‘s three-run shot restricted a five-run seventh which put the Angels over the top.
Astros: 10-5 win LAA (Sept. 22)
Following giving up five runs in the eighth inning to spoil an excellent 11-strikeout beginning around six scoreless innings from justin-verlander and falling behind, the Astros rallied for their biggest inning of the season, scoring eight times in the bottom of the eighth to win, 10-5. Full recap >
Athletics: 13-10 triumph (10 innings) vs. TEX (July 2-4 )
The A’s hit for 11 unanswered runs in the final 4 innings of a crazy 10-inning affair in Arlington, taking out a 13-10 victory over the Rangers. Stephen Piscotty given the game-tying homerun in the ninth, also Khris Davis delivered the final blow having a three-run homer in the 10th.
Blue Jays: 9-8 win vs. TB (Sept. 20)
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.. Along with Justin Smoak hit homers in the ninth inning as the Blue Jays rallied from six runs down to stun the Rays with a 9-8 victory at Rogers Centre. Even the six-run turnaround was tied for the biggest ninth-inning comeback in franchise history as Toronto sent nine batters to the plate; the triumph put a severe damper on the Rays’ aspirations for its postseason. Full recap >
Braves: 10-9 win MIA (May 20)
Facing a 9-4 deficit entering the bottom of the property against the Marlins, the Braves staged a six-run rally which was restricted by Dansby Swanson‘s two-out, two-run, walkoff single. Later Ronald Acuna Jr.. ‘s one-out sacrifice fly accounted for Atlanta’s first run of this framework, five consecutive Braves reached safely in front of Swanson, who fouled off successive 99-mph pitches before lacing his game-winning struck .
Brewers: 13-12 triumph (10 innings) vs. CIN (Aug. 2-9 )
there clearly was the post-season clincher in St. Louis and the branch clincher in Chicago, however the Brewers’ wildest triumph of this year was Aug. 29 in Cincinnati, also a 10-inning thriller which featured four ties and five lead changes, defensive stone and contested calls aplenty, plus the first of Christian Yelich‘s two bicycles in the length of 3 weeks. Full recap >
Cardinals: 7-6 win vs. WSH (Aug. 1-3 )
The signature victory during the Cardinals’ eight-game winning series came on Aug. 13, if they delivered a setback to Washington’s playoff hopes while resuscitating their particular. After Matt Carpenter put the Cards facing a three-run, eighth-inning burst, Paul DeJong secured the win with his first career walk off homer. Full recap >
Cubs: 43 win vs. WSH (Aug. 12)
It was the kind of burst that kids dream of in their backyards — two outs, bases loaded, trailing by three in the bottom of the ninth. On Aug. 1-2, David Bote dwelt it. The Cubs’ rookie delivered a pinch-hit, walk off grand knock against Nationals reliever Ryan Madson, putting off pure bedlam at Wrigley Field. It was the 25th ultimate hit album and also the first by the Cubs since Aug. 31, 1963 (Ellis Burton). Full recap >
D backs: 8-7 triumph (15 innings) vs. LAD (April 2)
The D backs trailed the Dodgers, 6-3, together with two outs and no one on in the bottom of the ninth with dominant closer Kenley Jansen on the mound. After a set of two-out walks, Chris Owings struck a three-run homer to tie the game. After the Dodgers took a 7-6 lead in the top of the 15 th, the D backs wound up joining the game onto the Nick Ahmed twice, before one by catcher Jeff Mathis in the bottom 1 / 2 of this framework won it. Full recap >
Dodgers: 5-1 win vs. MIL (Oct. 20, NLCS Game 7)
Rookie Walker Buehler started, string MVP Cody Bellinger along with Yasiel Puig established crowd-silencing homers at Miller Park, Chris Taylor pulled off a miracle catch in left field and Clayton Kershaw pitched the ninth inning as the Dodgers eliminated the Brewers in Game 7 of the NLCS, 5-1, progressing to their second successive World Series.
Giants: 7-5 triumph (14 innings) vs. LAD (April 7)
Andrew McCutchen‘s three-run homer in the 14th inning gave the Giants a satisfying victory over their archrivals. It was McCutchen’s first success of the game, making him only the second player since 1900 to own six hits in a game with one resulting in a walk off victory.
Indians: 10-9 triumph (14 innings) vs. HOU (May 27)
Down from five runs into the Astros in the bottom of the ninth, the Indians forced extra innings on five RBI singles. In the 13th, Yonder Alonso replied Evan Gattis‘ solo shot one of his own, before Greg Allen delivered his first career walk off homer at the 14 th framework.
Mariners: 43 triumph (10 innings) vs. HOU (Aug. 12)
After rescuing three consecutive matches across the Astros, Edwin Diaz was likely to have off the day in the Aug. 12 series finale in Houston. But if Ryon Healy homered with two outs in the ninth to tie the game after Houston’s three-run rally in the eighth, Diaz called to the dugout and said he wanted to pitch. Mitch Haniger‘s RBI double handed Seattle a 4-3 lead in the 10th,” Diaz came on for yet another one-run save and Seattle notched an extraordinary four-game sweep to pull within four games of the American League West lead.
Marlins: 21 triumph (17 innings) vs. CHC (March 30)
Nothing came easy for its young Marlins in 2018, including their first victory of this season. In game No. 2, Miguel Rojas‘ walk off only off Brandon Morrow scored Brian Anderson, capping a 5-hour, 18-minute affair, the longest game in Marlins Park history. Odrisamer Despaigne, that started the next day, threw a scoreless 17th for its triumph. Full recap >
Mets: 6-5 triumph (1-2 innings) vs. WSH (April 8)
right after Yoenis Cespedes flared a 12th-inning, go ahead struck into center field in the beginning the morning of April 9, the Mets closed out a 6-5 triumph in Washington to match their 1985 and 2006 predecessors for its very best start in team history. They moved on to open the growing summer season a franchise-best 11 1. Full recap >
Nationals: 14-12 win MIA (July 5)
1 day after the Nationals held a team meetingthey had their identifying win of this season on July 5. After dropping behind, 9-0, against the Marlins at Nationals Park, the Nats stormed right back for the most significant comeback in club history, an improbable 14-12 win led by Trea Turner‘s career-high eight RBIs. Full recap >
Orioles: 6-5 win vs. NYY (July 10)
This back and forth affair given Orioles fans final, lasting memories of Manny Machado along with Jonathan Schoop. Three weeks before they had be exchanged, Machado double attracted the O’s spine together with game-tying home runs, also Schoop socked a walk off only to lead Baltimore to a 6-5 triumph over the Yankees at Camden Yards. Full recap >
Padres: 7-6 win ARI (Aug. 18)
The Padres unveiled a nine-foot-tall bronze statue of newly enshrined Hall of Famer Trevor Hoffman before the game. Then they honored the heritage of this mythical closer in the most effective manner possible: by winning in the ninth inning. Christian Villanueva‘s two-out bloop single into left field sealed the victory, putting off a celebration that included Hoffman himself filmed in the Padres’ clubhouse. Full recap >
Phillies: 7-4 triumph (16 innings) vs. LAD (July 2-4 )
Trevor Plouffe needed a short stint with the Phillies, but he struck a three-run homer against Dodgers infielder Enrique Hernandez in a 16-inning walk off victory on July 24. The Phillies’ bullpen finished the game with 10 consecutive scoreless innings, together with rookie Vince Velasquez pitching the 16th.
Pirates: 7-6 triumph (10 innings) vs. MIL (July 15)
weekly later general manager Neal Huntington foreshadowed an possible Trade Deadline sell off, Josh Bell‘s walkoff twice in the 10th inning capped a five-game sweep of the Brewers having a rain-soaked, 7-6 triumph at PNC Park. Even the Pirates’ winning streak reached 11 matches on the opposing side of this allstar break, and they ended up buying at the Deadline. Full recap >
Rangers: 3 1 triumph (10 innings) vs. HOU (April 15)
Bartolo Colon took a perfect game and a 1-0 lead into the eighth inning against the Astros at Minute Maid Park. Colon lost an ideal game in the eighth and gave up the tying run. But the Rangers came back and won this in the 10th to a two-run double by Robinson Chirinos. Full recap >
Rays: 64 win BOS (March 29)
The Rays trailed the Red Sox, 4-0, on Opening Day if they arrived in the bottom of the eighth inning. That’s if they sent 10 men to the plate against two Boston relievers, drew four strikes and took the lead for good on Denard Span‘s three-run triple to finish a six-run rally. Full recap >
Red Sox: 9-6 win LAD (Oct. 27, World Series Game 4)
The Dodgers appeared poised to tie the World Series at 2-2 if Yasiel Puig belted a three-run homer to make it 4-0 in the sixth. But after Red Sox ace Chris Sale lit in to the dugout for sub par atbats, the Sox came back back to get an epic comeback. The big blow was a three-run, pinch-hit homer from Mitch Moreland at the seventh to set his team in a run. Eventual World Series MVP Steve Pearce tied it with a homer in the eighth, and also the Sox dove for a Five Spot at the ninth to get a gorgeous 9-6 win. Full recap >
Reds: 97 triumph (1-2 innings) vs. ATL (April 2-4 )
In a game where rookie starter Tyler Mahle needed a no-hitter through six innings, it turned into a bullpen struggle and also a 97 walk off triumph in 12. Scooter Gennett hit two homers, for example, game-winner, also had a perfectly-executed suicide squeeze bunt in what turned into a nail-biter of a game. It was the very first time in 2018 which Cincinnati earned back wins. Full recap >
Rockies: 21 triumph (1-3 innings) vs. CHC (Oct. 2, NL Wild Card Game)
If any game uttered the pitching-oriented 2018 Rockies, it was the 2 1, 13-inning victory over the Cubs in the NL Wild Card Game. Kyle Freeland closed down a tough lineup for 6 2/3 innings, and the bullpen held until Tony Wolters — who had a .170 regular-season batting average — delivered the winning RBI single. Full recap >
Royals: 5-4 win CLE (Aug. 2-4 )
The Royals amazed the Indians at Kauffman Stadium, 5-4, on Aug. 24 when two rookies, Ryan O’Hearn along with Hunter Dozier, delivered home runs in the bottom of the ninth inning off closer Cody Allen into walkoff the Tribe in perhaps the most thrilling Royals triumph of this summer season. Earlier the night, a water pipe broke near the Royals’ bullpen in right field, which surrounded the warning track and also created a 30-minute delay. Full recap >
Tigers: 3-2 triumph (1-2 innings) vs. TB (May 2)
What started as a pitchers duel between Michael Fulmer along with Blake Snell ended from the 12th inning with a Walkoff squeeze bunt from copy catcher John Hicks, scoring JaCoby Jones as Matt Andriese along with Brad Miller collided chasing the ball to get a 3-2 triumph over the Rays. Full recap >
Twins: 7-5 win CLE (June 3)
Twins left-fielder Eddie Rosario nearly single-handedly carried Minnesota to a triumph over the Indians, as he hit three homers, including a walkoff two-run shot Cleveland’s closer, Cody Allen. To allow it to be even better, Rosario’s family from Puerto Rico was in attendance at Target Field. Full recap >
White Sox: 14-7 win KC (March 29)
the summer season opener at Kauffman Stadium didn’t exactly start well, with the Royals scoring four runs in the first inning away James Shields. But the White Sox scored the next 14 runs on the strength of six homers, together with three Matt Davidson and two from Tim Anderson for an eventual 14-7 victory. Full recap >
Yankees: 7-5 win SEA (June 20)
Gary Sanchez completed the comeback out of a five-run deficit with a gigantic game-tying burst from the eighth inning and also Giancarlo Stanton celebrated his very first touch moment in pinstripes having a walk off shot in the ninth, enveloped by his teammates at home plate while they celebrated a memorable 7-5 victory over the Mariners at Yankee Stadium. Full recap >