The 2012 Major League Baseball season is the 143rd season of Major League Baseball. It began on March 28 with the first of a two game series between the Seattle Mariners and the Oakland Athletics at the Tokyo Dome in Japan.[1] On November 22, 2011, a new contract between Major League Baseball and its players union was ratified, and as a result, an expanded playoff format adding two clubs will be adopted no later than 2013 according to the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.[2] The new format was finalized for the 2012 season on March 2, 2012, and will use the 2–3 format for the Division Series for the 2012 season only.[3] The stateside portion of the regular season started April 4 in Miami, Florida with the opening of the new Marlins Park, as the newly renamed Miami Marlins hosted the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals. The regular season is scheduled to end on Wednesday, October 3.[4] The entire master schedule was released on September 14, 2011.

The Major League Baseball postseason was expanded to include a second wild card team in each league beginning in the 2012 season.[5] The season will mark the last for the Houston Astros as a member of the National League. Following the sale to new owner Jim Crane, the Astros agreed to move to the American League effective in the 2013 season, and will be assigned to the American League West, joining their in-state rivals, the Texas Rangers.[6]

The Major League Baseball All-Star Game's 83rd edition was held on July 10 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, with the National League winning the All-Star Game for the third consecutive year in an 8–0 shutout of the American League.[7] With the win, the National League champion will earn home field advantage for the 2012 World Series, which begins on October 24 and is scheduled to end no later than November 1. The Civil Rights Game was held on August 18 at Turner Field, as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the host Atlanta Braves, 6–2.[8]


American League

AL East Division

Team Name Wins Losses Playoffs

New York Yankees 93 67 Classified

Baltimore Orioles 92 66 Classified

Tampa Bay Rays 89 71 Eliminated

Toronto Blue Jays 71 89 Eliminated

Boston Red Sox 69 91 Eliminated

                                          AL Central  Division
 Team Name                Wins               Losses    Playoffs

Detroit Tigers 87 73 Wins Division

Chicago White Soaax 84 76 Eliminated

Kansas City Royals 71 89 Eliminated

Cleveland Indians 67 93 Eliminated

Minnesota Twins 66 94 Eliminated

AL West Division

Team Name Wins Losses Playoffs

Texas Rangers 93 67 Classified

Oakland Athetics 92 68 Classified

Anaheim Angels 89 71 Eliminated

Seattle Mariners 73 87 Eliminated

National League

NL East Division

Team Name Wins Losses Playoffs

Washinton Nationals 96 64 Wins Division

Atlanta Braves 93 67 Wins 1st Wild Card Spot

Pliladelphia Phillies 81 79 Eliminated

New York Mets 73 87 Eliminated

Miami Marlins 68 92 Eliminated

                                     NL Central Division

Team Name Wins Losses Playoffs

Cincinnati Reds 96 64 Wins Division

St.Louis Cardinals 87 73 2 Wild Card Spot

Milwaukee Brewers 82 78 Eliminated

Pittsburgh Pirates 78 82 Eliminated

Chicago Cubs 60 100 Eliminated

Houston Astros 54 106 Eliminated

NL West Division

Team Name Wins Losses Playoffs

San Francisco Giants 93 67 Wins Division

Los Angeles Dodgers 85 75 In Wild Card Race

Arizona Diamondbacks 80 80 Eliminated

San Diego Padres 75 85 Eliminated

Colorado Rckies 63 97 Eliminated

standings as of Tuesday October 2 2012

Playoff Bracket Edit

  Wild Card Division Series League Championship Series World Series
    1  NY Yankees 3  
4  Baltimore 1     4  Baltimore 2    
  1  NY Yankees 0  
5  Texas 0     American League
  3  Detroit 4    
2  Oakland 2
  3  Detroit 3  
    A3  Detroit 0
  N3  San Francisco 4
    1  Washington 2    
4  Atlanta 0     5  St. Louis 3    
  5  St. Louis 3
5  St. Louis 1     National League
  3  San Francisco 4  
2  Cincinnati 2
  3  San Francisco 3  

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