1998 Boston Red Sox
AL Wild Card Winner
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record92–70 (.568)
Divisional place2nd (22 GB)
Other information
Owner(s)JRY Trust
General manager(s)Dan Duquette
Manager(s)Jimy Williams
Local televisionWABU
(Sean McDonough, Jerry Remy)
NESN
(Bob Kurtz, Jerry Remy)
Local radioWEEI
(Jerry Trupiano, Joe Castiglione)
WRCA
(Bobby Serrano, Hector Martinez)
StatsESPN.com
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The 1998 Boston Red Sox season was the 98th season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished second in the American League East with a record of 92 wins and 70 losses, 22 games behind the New York Yankees, who went on to win the 1998 World Series. The Red Sox qualified for the postseason as the AL wild card, but lost to the American League Central champion Cleveland Indians in the ALDS.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 114 48 0.704 62–19 52–29
Boston Red Sox 92 70 0.568 22 51–30 41–40
Toronto Blue Jays 88 74 0.543 26 51–30 37–44
Baltimore Orioles 79 83 0.488 35 42–39 37–44
Tampa Bay Devil Rays 63 99 0.389 51 33–48 30–51

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team ANA BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL 
Anaheim 5–6 6–5 5–6 4–7 8–3 6–5 6–5 6–5 5–7 9–3 6–5 5–7 4–7 10–6
Baltimore 6–5 6–6 2–9 5–6 10–1 5–6 7–3 3–9 8–3 6–5 5–7 6–5 5–7 5–11
Boston 5–6 6–6 5–6 8–3 5–5 8–3 5–6 5–7 9–2 7–4 9–3 6–5 5–7 9–7
Chicago 6–5 9–2 6–5 6–6 6–6 8–4 6–6 4–7 4–7 4–7 5–6 5–6 4–6–1 7–9
Cleveland 7–4 6–5 3–8 6–6 9–3 8–4 6–6 4–7 3–8 9–2 7–3 4–7 7–4 10–6
Detroit 3–8 1–10 5–5 6–6 3–9 6–6 8–4 3–8 7–4 3–8 5–6 3–8 5–6 7–9
Kansas City 5–6 6–5 3–8 4–8 4–8 6–6 7–5 0–10 7–4 4–6 8–3 3–8 6–5 9–7
Minnesota 5–6 3–7 6–5 6–6 6–6 4–8 5–7 4–7 4–7 2–9 7–4 7–4 4–7 7–9
New York 5–6 9–3 7–5 7–4 7–4 8–3 10–0 7–4 8–3 8–3 11–1 8–3 6–6 13–3
Oakland 7–5 3–8 2–9 7–4 8–3 4–7 4–7 7–4 3–8 5–7 5–6 6–6 5–6 8–8
Seattle 3–9 5–6 4–7 7–4 2–9 8–3 6–4 9–2 3–8 7–5 6–5 5–7 4–7 7–9
Tampa Bay 5–6 7–5 3–9 6–5 3–7 6–5 3–8 4–7 1–11 6–5 5–6 4–7 5–7 5–11
Texas 7–5 5–6 5–6 6–5 7–4 8–3 8–3 4–7 3–8 6–6 7–5 7–4 7–4 8–8
Toronto 7–4 7–5 7–5 6–4–1 4–7 6–5 5–6 7–4 6–6 6–5 7–4 7–5 4–7 9–7
Red Sox vs. National League East
Team ATL FLA MON NYM PHI
Boston 2–1 2–1 3–0 1–2 1–3

Notable transactions

Opening Day lineup

  5 Nomar Garciaparra     SS
13 John Valentin 3B
42 Mo Vaughn 1B
18 Reggie Jefferson DH
25 Troy O'Leary LF
10 Scott Hatteberg C
20 Darren Lewis CF
56 Darren Bragg RF
52 Donnie Sadler 2B
45 Pedro Martínez P

Roster

1998 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; R = Runs; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; Avg. = Batting average; Slg. = Slugging average; SB = Stolen bases

Pos. Player G AB R H HR RBI Avg. Slg. SB
C Scott Hatteberg 112 359 46 99 12 43 .276 .446 0
1B Mo Vaughn 154 609 107 205 40 115 .337 .591 0
2B Mike Benjamin 124 349 46 95 4 39 .272 .372 3
3B John Valentin 153 588 113 145 23 73 .247 .442 4
SS Nomar Garciaparra 143 604 111 195 35 122 .323 .584 12
LF Troy O'Leary 156 611 95 165 23 83 .270 .468 2
CF Darren Lewis 155 585 95 157 8 63 .268 .362 29
RF Darren Bragg 129 409 51 114 8 57 .279 .423 5
DH Damon Buford 86 216 37 61 10 42 .282 .523 5

[8]

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in, SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI SB
Reggie Jefferson 62 196 60 .306 8 31 0
Jason Varitek 86 221 56 .253 7 33 2
Mike Stanley 47 156 45 .288 7 32 1
Jim Leyritz 52 129 37 .287 8 24 0
Midre Cummings 67 120 34 .283 5 15 3
Donnie Sadler 58 124 28 .226 3 15 4
Lou Merloni 39 96 27 .281 1 15 1
Mark Lemke 31 91 17 .187 0 7 0
Keith Mitchell 23 33 9 .273 0 6 1
Trot Nixon 13 27 7 .259 0 0 0
Billy Ashley 13 24 7 .292 3 7 0
Mandy Romero 12 13 3 .231 0 1 0
Chris Snopek 8 12 2 .167 0 2 0
Orlando Merced 9 9 0 .000 0 2 0
Keith Johns 2 0 0 .000 0 0 0

Pitching

Note: G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Starting pitchers

Player G GS IP W L ERA SO
Pedro Martínez 33 33 233.2 19 7 2.89 251
Tim Wakefield 36 33 216.0 17 8 4.58 146
Bret Saberhagen 31 31 175.0 15 8 3.96 100
Steve Avery 34 23 123.2 10 7 5.02 57

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G GS IP W L SV ERA SO
Tom Gordon 73 0 79.1 7 4 46 2.72 78
Derek Lowe 63 10 123.0 3 9 4 4.02 77
John Wasdin 47 8 96.0 6 4 0 5.25 59
Jim Corsi 59 0 66.0 3 2 0 2.59 49
Dennis Eckersley 50 0 39.2 4 1 1 4.76 22

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G GS IP W L SV ERA SO
Rich Garcés 30 0 46.0 1 1 1 3.33 34
Pete Schourek 10 8 44.0 1 3 0 4.30 36
Carlos Reyes 24 0 38.1 1 1 0 3.52 23
Brian Rose 8 8 37.2 1 4 0 6.93 18
Ron Mahay 29 0 26.0 1 1 1 3.46 14
Greg Swindell 29 0 24.0 2 3 0 3.38 18
Jin-ho Cho 4 4 18.2 0 3 0 8.20 15
Brian Barkley 6 0 11.0 0 0 0 9.82 2
Butch Henry 2 2 9.0 0 0 0 4.00 6
Brian Shouse 7 0 8.0 0 1 0 5.63 5
Darío Veras 7 0 8.0 0 1 0 10.13 2
Robinson Checo 2 2 7.2 0 2 0 9.39 5
Carlos Valdez 4 0 3.1 1 0 0 0.00 4
David West 6 0 2.0 0 0 0 27.00 4

ALDS

Main article: 1998 American League Division Series

Game 1

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 3 0 0 0 3 2 0 3 0 11 12 0
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 6 0
W: Pedro Martínez (1-0)   L: Jaret Wright (0-1)
HR: BOS: Mo Vaughn (2), Nomar Garciaparra; CLE: Kenny Lofton, Jim Thome

Game 2

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 10 0
Cleveland 1 5 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 9 9 1
W: Dave Burba (1-0)   L: Tim Wakefield (0-1)    S: Mike Jackson (1)
HR: CLE: David Justice

Game 3

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 4 5 0
Boston 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 6 0
W: Charles Nagy (1-0)   L: Bret Saberhagen (0-1); S: Mike Jackson (2)  
HR: CLE: Jim Thome, Kenny Lofton, Manny Ramírez (2); BOS – Nomar Garciaparra   

Game 4

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 5 0
Boston 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0
W: Steve Reed (1-0)   L: Tom Gordon (0-1)  S: Mike Jackson (3)
HR: BOS: Nomar Garciaparra  

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Game log

Red Sox Win Red Sox Loss Game Postponed Clinched Playoff Spot
1998 Boston Red Sox Season Game Log: 92–70 (Home: 51–30; Away: 41–40)
April: 18–8
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record Streak
1 April 1 @ Athletics 2–0 Martínez (1–0) Candiotti (0–1) Gordon (1) Network Associates Coliseum 36,915 1–0 W1
2 April 2 @ Athletics 6–3 Wasdin (1–0) Taylor (0–1) Gordon (2) Network Associates Coliseum 7,313 2–0 W2
3 April 3 @ Mariners 6–11 Cloude (1–0) Lowe (0–1) Kingdome 27,553 2–1 L1
4 April 4 @ Mariners 6–12 Swift (1–0) Rose (0–1) Kingdome 43,035 2–2 L2
5 April 5 @ Mariners 10–5 Saberhagen (1–0) Johnson (0–1) Kingdome 35,143 3–2 W1
6 April 6 @ Angels 1–2 (11) Holtz (1–0) Gordon (0–1) Edison Field 21,352 3–3 L1
7 April 7 @ Angels 1–6 Hill (2–0) Wakefield (0–1) Edison Field 19,926 3–4 L2
8 April 8 @ Angels 1–2 McDowell (1–1) Lowe (0–2) Percival (2) Edison Field 24,450 3–5 L3
9 April 10 Mariners 9–7 Garcés (1–0) Timlin (0–1) Fenway Park 32,805 4–5 W1
10 April 11 Mariners 5–0 Martínez (2–0) Moyer (1–2) Fenway Park 32,403 5–5 W2
11 April 12 Mariners 8–7 Wasdin (2–0) Slocumb (0–1) Fenway Park 23,270 6–5 W3
12 April 13 Athletics 6–3 Saberhagen (2–0) Rogers (1–1) Gordon (3) Fenway Park 18,011 7–5 W4
13 April 14 Athletics 8–6 Gordon (1–1) Taylor (0–2) Fenway Park 18,490 8–5 W5
14 April 15 Athletics 4–3 Eckersley (1–0) Mathews (0–2) Fenway Park 18,477 9–5 W6
15 April 17 Indians 3–2 (10) Gordon (2–1) Assenmacher (1–2) Fenway Park 26,924 10–5 W7
16 April 18 Indians 4–7 Martin (1–0) Eckersley (1–1) Jackson (7) Fenway Park 31,735 10–6 L1
17 April 19 Indians 2–0 Saberhagen (3–0) Burba (2–2) Gordon (4) Fenway Park 31,846 11–6 W1
18 April 20 Indians 6–5 (11) Gordon (3–1) Plunk (1–1) Fenway Park 33,001 12–6 W2
19 April 21 @ Tigers 11–4 Rose (1–1) Worrell (1–3) Tiger Stadium 10,022 13–6 W3
20 April 22 @ Tigers 8–5 Corsi (1–0) Jones (0–1) Gordon (5) Tiger Stadium 10,102 14–6 W4
21 April 24 @ Indians 7–5 Wakefield (1–1) Burba (2–3) Gordon (6) Jacobs Field 40,570 15–6 W5
22 April 25 @ Indians 3–2 Saberhagen (4–0) Colón (1–1) Gordon (7) Jacobs Field 40,571 16–6 W6
April 26 Tigers Postponed (rain). Makeup date July 21.
23 April 27 Tigers 6–5 Eckersley (2–1) Runyan (0–2) Gordon (8) Fenway Park 18,456 17–6 W7
24 April 28 Tigers 5–7 Florie (2–0) Shouse (0–1) Jones (3) Fenway Park 20,936 17–7 L1
25 April 29 Angels 8–4 Wakefield (2–1) Watson (1–3) Gordon (9) Fenway Park 21,557 18–7 W1
26 April 30 Angels 2–7 Hill (5–1) Checo (0–1) Fenway Park 21,526 18–8 L1
May: 13–14
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record Streak
27 May 1 Rangers 5–3 Wasdin (3–0) Sele (5–1) Gordon (10) Fenway Park 24,169 19–8 W2
28 May 2 Rangers 6–7 Helling (6–0) Rose (1–2) Wetteland (7) Fenway Park 25,827 19–9 L1
29 May 3 Rangers 2–1 Martínez (3–0) Oliver (1–4) Gordon (11) Fenway Park 28,075 20–9 W1
30 May 5 Twins 4–2 Wakefield (3–1) Tewksbury (3–4) Gordon (12) Fenway Park 20,882 21–9 W2
31 May 6 Twins 7–8 Hawkins (1–3) Checo (0–2) Fenway Park 20,945 21–10 L1
32 May 7 @ Royals 3–5 Rapp (2–3) Rose (1–3) Montgomery (7) Kauffman Stadium 14,703 21–11 L2
33 May 8 @ Royals 14–3 Saberhagen (5–0) Haney (2–3) Garcés (1) Kauffman Stadium 24,439 22–11 W1
34 May 9 @ Royals 3–1 Martínez (4–0) Belcher (1–5) Gordon (13) Kauffman Stadium 18,035 23–11 W2
35 May 10 @ Royals 3–1 Wakefield (4–1) Rosado (0–2) Gordon (14) Kauffman Stadium 14,793 24–11 W3
36 May 11 @ Rangers 2–8 Witt (4–1) Wasdin (3–1) The Ballpark in Arlington 40,275 24–12 L1
37 May 12 @ Rangers 3–6 Sele (6–2) Rose (1–4) Wetteland (10) The Ballpark in Arlington 39,614 24–13 L2
38 May 13 @ Twins 4–7 Radke (4–3) Saberhagen (5–1) Aguilera (7) Metrodome 9,076 24–14 L3
39 May 14 @ Twins 1–2 (12) Trombley (1–1) Wasdin (3–2) Metrodome 12,121 24–15 L4
40 May 15 Royals 5–2 Wakefield (5–1) Rosado (0–3) Eckersley (1) Fenway Park 31,466 25–15 W1
41 May 16 Royals 5–0 Avery (1–0) Walker (0–1) Gordon (15) Fenway Park 31,700 26–15 W2
42 May 17 Royals 5–3 Mahay (1–0) Rusch (3–6) Gordon (16) Fenway Park 29,736 27–15 W3
43 May 19 White Sox 5–9 Bere (2–4) Saberhagen (5–2) Fenway Park 27,121 27–16 L1
44 May 20 White Sox 6–2 Martínez (5–0) Navarro (4–4) Gordon (17) Fenway Park 26,953 28–16 W1
45 May 22 Yankees 5–4 Wakefield (6–1) Nelson (1–1) Gordon (18) Fenway Park 33,605 29–16 W2
46 May 23 Yankees 3–12 Wells (6–1) Lowe (0–3) Fenway Park 33,120 29–17 L1
47 May 24 Yankees 4–14 Cone (6–1) Saberhagen (5–3) Fenway Park 33,042 29–18 L2
48 May 25 Blue Jays 5–7 Hentgen (7–3) Martínez (5–1) Myers (11) Fenway Park 32,342 29–19 L3
49 May 26 Blue Jays 2–5 Guzmán (3–6) Avery (1–1) Myers (12) Fenway Park 27,668 29–20 L4
50 May 28 @ Yankees 3–8 Wells (7–1) Wakefield (6–2) Stanton (5) Yankee Stadium 42,182 29–21 L5
51 May 29 @ Yankees 2–6 Cone (7–1) Lowe (0–4) Yankee Stadium 47,160 29–22 L6
52 May 30 @ Yankees 3–2 Saberhagen (6–3) Irabu (4–1) Gordon (19) Yankee Stadium 55,191 30–22 W1
53 May 31 @ Yankees 13–7 Martínez (6–1) Pettitte (6–5) Yankee Stadium 55,711 31–22 W2
June: 17–10
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record Streak
54 June 1 @ Blue Jays 9–5 Corsi (2–1) Myers (2–1) Skydome 27,372 32–22 W3
55 June 2 @ Blue Jays 11–3 Avery (2–1) Carpenter (1–2) Skydome 26,177 33–22 W4
56 June 3 Orioles 0–3 Johns (2–1) Lowe (0–5) Rhodes (2) Fenway Park 31,355 33–23 L1
57 June 4 Orioles 9–1 Saberhagen (7–3) Ponson (0–3) Fenway Park 33,104 34–23 W1
58 June 5 Mets 2–9 Leiter (6–3) Martínez (6–2) Fenway Park 32,214 34–24 L1
59 June 6 Mets 0–1 Jones (5–3) Wakefield (6–3) Franco (13) Fenway Park 32,525 34–25 L2
60 June 7 Mets 5–0 Avery (3–1) Yoshii (4–2) Fenway Park 30,630 35–25 W1
61 June 8 @ Braves 6–7 Embree (1–0) Wasdin (3–3) Turner Field 44,018 35–26 L1
62 June 9 @ Braves 9–3 Saberhagen (8–3) Martínez (2–3) Turner Field 43,121 36–26 W1
63 June 10 @ Braves 10–6 Martínez (7–2) Neagle (7–4) Turner Field 41,345 37–26 W2
64 June 12 Devil Rays 5–1 Wakefield (7–3) Arrojo (8–4) Fenway Park 31,994 38–26 W3
June 13 Devil Rays Postponed (rain). Makeup date September 21.
65 June 14 Devil Rays 3–2 (10) Gordon (4–1) Lopez (2–2) Fenway Park 27,768 39–26 W4
66 June 15 @ White Sox 2–3 Parque (2–0) Saberhagen (8–4) Karchner (8) Comiskey Park 16,103 39–27 L1
67 June 16 @ White Sox 6–1 Martínez (8–2) Bere (3–6) Comiskey Park 13,483 40–27 W1
68 June 17 @ White Sox 12–5 Wakefield (8–3) Eyre (1–7) Gordon (20) Comiskey Park 13,563 41–27 W1
69 June 18 @ Devil Rays 7–5 (10) Wasdin (4–3) Yan (4–1) Gordon (21) Tropicana Field 30,177 42–27 W2
70 June 19 @ Devil Rays 4–1 Avery (4–1) Saunders (1–7) Gordon (22) Tropicana Field 32,375 43–27 W3
71 June 20 @ Devil Rays 5–8 Santana (2–0) Saberhagen (8–5) Hernández (15) Tropicana Field 41,169 43–28 L1
72 June 21 @ Devil Rays 3–1 Martínez (9–2) Johnson (2–4) Gordon (23) Tropicana Field 40,348 44–28 W1
73 June 22 Phillies 8–9 (10) Gomes (6–2) Gordon (4–2) Leiter (14) Fenway Park 33,592 44–29 L1
74 June 23 Phillies 2–3 Portugal (3–2) Lowe (0–6) Fenway Park 33,212 44–30 L2
75 June 24 Phillies 8–11 Loewer (2–0) Avery (4–2) Leiter (15) Fenway Park 28,079 44–31 L3
76 June 25 Phillies 7–5 Saberhagen (9–5) Beech (3–5) Mahay (1) Fenway Park 28,263 45–31 W1
77 June 26 @ Marlins 6–1 Martínez (10–2) Fontenot (0–6) Pro Player Stadium 23,792 46–31 W2
78 June 27 @ Marlins 9–4 Wakefield (9–3) Sánchez (3–5) Pro Player Stadium 31,212 47–31 W3
79 June 28 @ Marlins 1–5 Dempster (1–3) Lowe (0–7) Alfonseca (3) Pro Player Stadium 28,418 47–32 L1
80 June 30 Expos 7–4 Avery (5–2) Pérez (6–8) Gordon (24) Fenway Park 27,704 48–32 W1
July: 15–12
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record Streak
81 July 1 Expos 6–1 Saberhagen (10–5) Hermanson (6–7) Fenway Park 24,923 49–32 W2
82 July 2 Expos 15–0 Martínez (11–2) Pavano (2–2) Fenway Park 32,637 50–32 W3
83 July 3 White Sox 15–2 Wakefield (10–3) Sirotka (8–8) Fenway Park 32,467 51–32 W4
84 July 4 White Sox 0–3 Snyder (1–0) Cho (0–1) Simas (5) Fenway Park 29,600 51–33 L1
85 July 5 White Sox 15–14 Reyes (3–2) Howry (0–1) Gordon (25) Fenway Park 32,970 52–33 W1
86 July 9 @ Orioles 2–3 Orosco (2–1) Corsi (2–1) Benítez (10) Camden Yards 48,014 52–34 L1
87 July 10 @ Orioles 2–3 Orosco (3–1) Martínez (11–3) Benítez (11) Camden Yards 48,043 52–35 L2
88 July 11 @ Orioles 1–2 Erickson (9–7) Wakefield (10–4) Orosco (6) Camden Yards 48,244 52–36 L3
89 July 12 @ Orioles 7–11 Johns (3–2) Cho (0–2) Mills (1) Camden Yards 48,193 52–37 L4
90 July 13 @ Devil Rays 2–0 Avery (6–2) Santana (2–2) Gordon (26) Tropicana Field 29,186 53–37 W1
91 July 14 @ Devil Rays 4–5 Lopez (5–2) Mahay (1–1) Tropicana Field 27,310 53–38 L1
92 July 15 Indians 1–0 Martínez (12–3) Colón (9–5) Fenway Park 33,501 54–38 W1
93 July 16 Indians 15–5 Wakefield (11–4) Gooden (3–4) Lowe (1) Fenway Park 33,568 55–38 W2
94 July 17 @ Tigers 4–6 Powell (1–1) Cho (0–3) Jones (17) Tiger Stadium 26,255 55–39 L1
95 July 18 @ Tigers 9–4 Avery (7–2) Castillo (2–6) Lowe (2) Tiger Stadium 22,983 56–39 W1
96 July 19 @ Tigers 7–10 Thompson (9–8) Gordon (4–3) Tiger Stadium 21,018 56–40 L1
97 July 21 (1) @ Indians 10–7 Martínez (13–3) Gooden (3–5) Gordon (27) Jacobs Field 42,874 57–40 W1
98 July 21 (2) @ Indians 2–4 (8) Ogea (3–2) Wakefield (11–5) Jackson (23) Jacobs Field 43,227 57–41 L1
99 July 22 @ Indians 3–4 Nagy (8–6) Garcés (1–1) Jackson (24) Jacobs Field 43,073 57–42 L2
100 July 23 Blue Jays 8–7 (10) Gordon (5–3) Myers (3–3) Fenway Park 33,011 58–42 W1
101 July 24 Blue Jays 6–10 Guzmán (5–12) Avery (7–3) Quantrill (2) Fenway Park 33,159 58–43 L1
102 July 25 Blue Jays 5–3 Lowe (1–7) Williams (9–5) Gordon (28) Fenway Park 33,099 59–43 W1
103 July 26 Blue Jays 6–3 Martínez (14–3) Hentgen (9–8) Fenway Park 33,059 60–43 W2
104 July 28 @ Athletics 8–4 Wakefield (12–5) Haynes (7–4) Gordon (29) Network Associates Coliseum 11,208 61–43 W3
105 July 29 @ Athletics 10–2 Wasdin (5–3) Oquist (6–8) Lowe (3) Network Associates Coliseum 11,632 62–43 W4
106 July 30 @ Athletics 5–6 Rogers (11–4) Avery (7–4) Taylor (22) Network Associates Coliseum 17,535 62–44 L1
107 July 31 @ Angels 7–2 Saberhagen (11–5) Olivares (5–8) Gordon (30) Edison Field 43,390 63–44 W1
August: 17–11
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record Streak
108 August 1 @ Angels 11–3 Martínez (15–3) Watson (4–7) Lowe (4) Edison Field 29,893 64–44 W2
109 August 2 @ Angels 8–7 Wakefield (13–5) Dickson (9–9) Gordon (31) Edison Field 35,763 65–44 W3
110 August 3 @ Mariners 1–3 Cloude (6–7) Wasdin (5–4) Timlin (7) Kingdome 27,887 65–45 L1
111 August 4 @ Mariners 2–1 Avery (8–4) McCarthy (0–2) Gordon (32) Kingdome 29,621 66–45 W1
112 August 6 @ Rangers 7–4 Burkett (7–11) Saberhagen (11–6) Wetteland (30) The Ballpark at Arlington 32,132 66–46 L1
113 August 7 @ Rangers 3–4 Helling (15–6) Martínez (15–4) Wetteland (31) The Ballpark at Arlington 34,906 66–47 L2
114 August 8 @ Rangers 11–1 Wakefield (14–5) Sele (13–9) The Ballpark at Arlington 44,242 67–47 W1
115 August 9 @ Rangers 14–8 Corsi (3–1) Stottlemyre (10–10) The Ballpark at Arlington 31,127 68–47 W2
116 August 11 Royals 4–7 (10) Gordon (6–3) Montgomery (1–4) Fenway Park 32,290 69–47 W3
117 August 12 Royals 4–8 Service (5–3) Swindell (3–4) Fenway Park 32,488 69–48 L1
118 August 13 Twins 8–7 Eckersley (3–1) Miller (0–2) Gordon (33) Fenway Park 32,801 70–48 W1
119 August 14 Twins 13–12 Lowe (2–7) Baptist (0–1) Gordon (34) Fenway Park 32,888 71–48 W2
120 August 15 Twins 2–3 Rodriguez (2–2) Schourek (7–7) Aguilera (29) Fenway Park 32,412 71–49 L1
121 August 16 Twins 3–6 Milton (7–9) Avery (8–5) Aguilera (30) Fenway Park 30,893 71–50 L2
August 17 Rangers Postponed (rain). Makeup date August 18.
122 August 18 (1) Rangers 4–1 Martínez (16–4) Burkett (7–13) Gordon (35) Fenway Park 33,201 72–50 W1
123 August 18 (2) Rangers 5–4 Lowe (3–7) Patterson (1–5) Gordon (36) Fenway Park 26,677 73–50 W2
124 August 19 @ Royals 11–1 Wakefield (15–5) Barber (0–1) Kauffman Stadium 14,017 74–50 W3
125 August 20 @ Royals 2–8 Pichardo (7–8) Schourek (7–8) Kauffman Stadium 14,278 74–51 L1
126 August 21 @ Twins 9–2 Avery (9–5) Milton (7–10) Metrodome 16,786 75–51 W1
127 August 22 @ Twins 3–4 Trombley (4–3) Swindell (3–5) Metrodome 18,415 75–52 L1
128 August 23 @ Twins 5–1 Martínez (17–4) Radke (10–12) Metrodome 12,686 76–52 W1
129 August 25 Athletics 3–2 Swindell (4–5) Rogers (12–6) Gordon (37) Fenway Park 28,366 77–52 W2
130 August 26 Athletics 7–4 Wasdin (6–4) Worrell (2–7) Gordon (38) Fenway Park 26,379 78–52 W3
131 August 27 Athletics 3–6 Candiotti (10–14) Schourek (7–9) Taylor (27) Fenway Park 31,239 78–53 L1
132 August 28 Angels 6–7 Hill (9–5) Avery (9–6) Fenway Park 32,470 78–54 L2
133 August 29 Angels 6–1 Martínez (18–4) McDowell (3–3) Fenway Park 32,519 79–54 W1
134 August 30 Angels 6–8 Hasegawa (7–3) Wakefield (15–6) Percival (38) Fenway Park 31,476 79–55 L1
135 August 31 Mariners 5–1 Saberhagen (12–6) Fassero (10–11) Fenway Park 28,553 80–55 W1
September: 12–15
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record Streak
136 September 1 Mariners 3–7 Moyer (12–8) Lowe (3–8) Fenway Park 28,150 80–56 L1
137 September 2 Mariners 7–3 Gordon (7–3) Ayala (1–10) Fenway Park 25,813 81–56 W1
138 September 3 @ Blue Jays 3–4 (11) Person (3–0) Veras (0–1) SkyDome 27,226 81–57 L1
139 September 4 @ Blue Jays 1–12 Hentgen (12–10) Wakefield (15–7) Steib (2) SkyDome 29,166 81–58 L2
140 September 5 @ Blue Jays 3–4 Clemens (18–6) Saberhagen (12–7) Quantrill (7) SkyDome 37,158 81–59 L3
141 September 6 @ Blue Jays 7–8 Quantrill (3–4) Lowe (3–9) Person (1) SkyDome 38,374 81–60 L4
142 September 7 Yankees 4–3 Swindell (5–5) Wells (17–3) Gordon (39) Fenway Park 32,106 82–60 W1
143 September 8 Yankees 2–3 Cone (19–5) Martínez (18–5) Rivera (34) Fenway Park 33,409 82–61 L1
144 September 9 Yankees 5–7 Mendoza (9–2) Wakefield (15–8) Rivera (35) Fenway Park 32,942 82–62 L2
145 September 11 Tigers 6–2 Saberhagen (13–7) Powell (3–7) Gordon (40) Fenway Park 29,131 83–62 W1
146 September 12 Tigers 2–3 Anderson (4–1) Gordon (7–4) Jones (24) Fenway Park 31,220 83–63 L1
147 September 13 Tigers 1–4 Moehler (13–13) Swindell (5–6) Jones (25) Fenway Park 31,225 83–64 L2
148 September 14 @ Yankees 0–3 Hernández (10–4) Martínez (18–6) Yankee Stadium 42,725 83–65 L3
149 September 15 @ Yankees 9–4 Wakefield (16–8) Jerzembeck (0–1) Yankee Stadium 43,218 84–65 W1
150 September 16 @ Orioles 4–3 Saberhagen (14–7) Erickson (15–12) Gordon (41) Camden Yards 42,676 85–65 W2
151 September 17 @ Orioles 3–2 Eckersley (4–1) Benítez (5–6) Gordon (42) Camden Yards 44,565 86–65 W3
152 September 18 @ White Sox 9–11 Parque (7–5) Avery (9–7) Simas (18) Comiskey Park 17,767 86–66 L1
153 September 19 @ White Sox 2–5 Snyder (7–2) Martínez (18–7) Comiskey Park 21,924 86–67 L2
154 September 20 @ White Sox 4–6 Sirotka (13–15) Corsi (3–2) Ward (1) Comiskey Park 24,165 86–68 L3
155 September 21 (1) Devil Rays 4–3 Saberhagen (15–7) Saunders (6–15) Gordon (43) Fenway Park 87–68 W1
156 September 21 (2) Devil Rays 4–8 Wade (1–0) Reyes (3–3) Fenway Park 23,379 87–69 L1
157 September 22 Devil Rays 11–2 Schourek (8–9) Santana (5–6) Fenway Park 20,339 88–69 W1
158 September 23 Devil Rays 5–4 Avery (10–7) Rekar (2–8) Gordon (44) Fenway Park 23,240 89–69 W2
159 September 24 Orioles 9–6 Martínez (19–7) Ponson (8–9) Gordon (45) Fenway Park 30,997 90–69 W3
160 September 25 Orioles 8–3 Wakefield (17–8) Fussell (0–1) Fenway Park 32,644 91–69 W4
161 September 26 Orioles 2–5 Erickson (16–13) Saberhagen (15–8) Benítez (22) Fenway Park 29,226 91–70 L1
162 September 27 Orioles 6–4 Valdez (1–0) Mussina (13–10) Gordon (46) Fenway Park 32,158 92–70 W1
Reference:[9]

Postseason game log

Boston Red Sox 1998 Postseason Game Log (1–3)
#/ Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Series Streak
1 September 29 @ Indians 11–3 Martínez (1–0) Wright (0–1) Jacobs Field 45,185 1–0 W1
2 September 30 @ Indians 5–9 Burba (1–0) Wakefield (0–1) Jackson (1) Jacobs Field 45,229 1–1 L1
3 October 2 Indians 3–4 Nagy (1–0) Saberhagen (0–1) Jackson (2) Fenway Park 33,114 1–2 L2
4 October 3 Indians 1–2 Reed (1–0) Gordon (0–1) Jackson (3) Fenway Park 33,537 1–3 L3
Red Sox Lose Series 1–3

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Pawtucket Red Sox International League Ken Macha
AA Trenton Thunder Eastern League DeMarlo Hale
A-Advanced Sarasota Red Sox Florida State League Bob Geren
A Michigan Battle Cats Midwest League Billy Gardner Jr.
A-Short Season Lowell Spinners New York–Penn League Dick Berardino
Rookie GCL Red Sox Gulf Coast League Luis Aguayo
Rookie DSL Red Sox Dominican Summer League Nelson Norman

Source:[10][11]

References

  1. ^ a b Jim Leyritz Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ Bret Saberhagen Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ Pedro Martinez Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  4. ^ Mike Benjamin Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  5. ^ Midre Cummings Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com
  6. ^ Mark Teixeira Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com
  7. ^ Greg Swindell Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  8. ^ 1998 Boston Red Sox Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  9. ^ "1998 Boston Red Sox Schedule". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 18, 2019.
  10. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007
  11. ^ Boston Red Sox Media Guide. 1998. p. 260. Retrieved March 14, 2021 – via Wayback Machine.