1986 Boston Red Sox

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95-66 Lost WS
Record Outcome

1986 Boston Red Sox

What was the record of the 1986 Boston Red Sox?

The Boston Red Sox finished the regular season with a 95-66 record. They went 51-30 at home and 44-36 on the road. Including the postseason, the Boston Red Sox went 102-73. Their final game was a loss in the World Series to the New York Mets.

What division did the 1986 Boston Red Sox play in?

The 1986 Boston Red Sox played in the East Division of the American League.

What was the division record of the 1986 Boston Red Sox?

During the regular season, the 1986 Boston Red Sox went 44-33 against their AL East opponents.

Who won the AL East in 1986?

The Red Sox won the AL East in the 1986 season with a 95-66 record. The Yankees finished 5.5 games back with a 90-72 record. The Tigers finished 8.5 games back with a 87-75 record. The Blue Jays finished 9.5 games back with a 86-76 record. The Indians finished 11.5 games back with a 84-78 record. The Brewers finished 18 games back with a 77-84 record. The Orioles finished 22.5 games back with a 73-89 record.

What was the 1986 Boston Red Sox record against each of their divisional opponents?

Opponent Record Win Percentage % Run Differential
Cleveland Indians 10-3 76.9% +37
Baltimore Orioles 9-4 69.2% +15
Detroit Tigers 7-6 53.8% +2
Toronto Blue Jays 7-6 53.8% +2
Milwaukee Brewers 6-6 50% +3
New York Yankees 5-8 38.5% -23

What was the 1986 Boston Red Sox record by month?

Among qualifying months, the 1986 Boston Red Sox had their best month in May, when they went 21-7 and had a 75% win percentage. Their worst month was July, when they went 10-16 and had a 38.5% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Run Differential
April 11-8 57.9% +21
May 21-7 75% +49
June 17-10 63.0% 0
July 10-16 38.5% -40
August 17-13 56.7% +32
September 18-8 69.2% +48
October 1-4 20% -12

Did the 1986 Boston Red Sox Win The World Series?

No. While the 1986 Boston Red Sox did play in the World Series, they lost to the New York Mets.

What was the run differential for the 1986 Boston Red Sox?

The Boston Red Sox finished the regular season with a run differential of +98. Based on their run differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Red Sox could have been expected to have about 90.2 wins, or a 90-71 record in the regular season.

How did the 1986 Boston Red Sox perform in one-run games?

In one-run games, or games that went into extra innings, the 1986 Boston Red Sox went 27-12.

How did the 1986 Boston Red Sox perform in extra inning games?

During the regular season, the 1986 Boston Red Sox went 7-4 in extra inning games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1986 Boston Red Sox?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1986 Boston Red Sox was a 11 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1986 Boston Red Sox?

The longest losing streak that the Boston Red Sox had during the 1986 regular season was 4 games, which occured 2 separate times.

1986 Boston Red Sox Schedule

= Playoff Team

Bold = Division Opponent

Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Mon, Apr 7, 1986 @ Detroit Tigers Loss 5 - 6
Wed, Apr 9, 1986 @ Detroit Tigers Loss 5 - 6 (10)
Thu, Apr 10, 1986 @ Detroit Tigers Win 4 - 2
Fri, Apr 11, 1986 @ Chicago White Sox Win 7 - 2
Sat, Apr 12, 1986 @ Chicago White Sox Loss 1 - 3
Sun, Apr 13, 1986 @ Chicago White Sox Win 12 - 2
Mon, Apr 14, 1986 vs Kansas City Royals Loss 2 - 8
Wed, Apr 16, 1986 vs Kansas City Royals Loss 0 - 1
Thu, Apr 17, 1986 vs Kansas City Royals Win 6 - 2
Fri, Apr 18, 1986 vs Chicago White Sox Win 2 - 1
Sat, Apr 19, 1986 vs Chicago White Sox Win 3 - 2
Sun, Apr 20, 1986 vs Chicago White Sox Win 6 - 2
Mon, Apr 21, 1986 vs Detroit Tigers Loss 4 - 5
Tue, Apr 22, 1986 vs Detroit Tigers Win 6 - 4
Wed, Apr 23, 1986 vs Detroit Tigers Loss 1 - 3
Fri, Apr 25, 1986 @ Kansas City Royals Loss 0 - 6
Sat, Apr 26, 1986 @ Kansas City Royals Win 6 - 1
Tue, Apr 29, 1986 vs Seattle Mariners Win 3 - 1
Wed, Apr 30, 1986 vs Seattle Mariners Win 9 - 4
Thu, May 1, 1986 vs Seattle Mariners Win 12 - 2
Fri, May 2, 1986 vs Oakland Athletics Loss 1 - 4
Sat, May 3, 1986 vs Oakland Athletics Win 4 - 3
Sun, May 4, 1986 vs Oakland Athletics Win 4 - 1
Mon, May 5, 1986 vs California Angels Win 3 - 0
Tue, May 6, 1986 vs California Angels Loss 2 - 6
Wed, May 7, 1986 @ Seattle Mariners Win 11 - 5
Thu, May 8, 1986 @ Seattle Mariners Win 4 - 2
Fri, May 9, 1986 @ Oakland Athletics Win 9 - 6 (10)
Sat, May 10, 1986 @ Oakland Athletics Win 4 - 2 (10)
Sun, May 11, 1986 @ Oakland Athletics Win 6 - 5
Mon, May 12, 1986 @ California Angels Loss 1 - 7
Tue, May 13, 1986 @ California Angels Loss 4 - 5
Wed, May 14, 1986 @ California Angels Win 8 - 5
Fri, May 16, 1986 vs Texas Rangers Loss 1 - 4
Sat, May 17, 1986 vs Texas Rangers Win 8 - 2
Sun, May 18, 1986 vs Texas Rangers Win 5 - 4 (10)
Mon, May 19, 1986 vs Minnesota Twins Win 8 - 7
Tue, May 20, 1986 vs Minnesota Twins Win 17 - 7
Wed, May 21, 1986 vs Minnesota Twins Win 3 - 2
Fri, May 23, 1986 @ Texas Rangers Win 2 - 1
Sat, May 24, 1986 @ Texas Rangers Loss 2 - 3
Sun, May 25, 1986 @ Texas Rangers Win 7 - 1
Mon, May 26, 1986 @ Cleveland Indians Win 5 - 3
Tue, May 27, 1986 @ Cleveland Indians Win 2 - 0
Wed, May 28, 1986 @ Cleveland Indians Win 13 - 7
Fri, May 30, 1986 @ Minnesota Twins Loss 5 - 13
Sat, May 31, 1986 @ Minnesota Twins Win 7 - 2
Sun, Jun 1, 1986 @ Minnesota Twins Win 6 - 3
Mon, Jun 2, 1986 vs Cleveland Indians Win 3 - 1
Tue, Jun 3, 1986 vs Cleveland Indians Win 5 - 1
Wed, Jun 4, 1986 vs Cleveland Indians Win 6 - 4
Thu, Jun 5, 1986 @ Milwaukee Brewers Loss 5 - 7
Fri, Jun 6, 1986 @ Milwaukee Brewers Win 3 - 0
Sat, Jun 7, 1986 @ Milwaukee Brewers Loss 0 - 3
Sun, Jun 8, 1986 @ Milwaukee Brewers Loss 3 - 7
Mon, Jun 9, 1986 @ Toronto Blue Jays Loss 1 - 5
Tue, Jun 10, 1986 @ Toronto Blue Jays Win 4 - 3 (10)
Wed, Jun 11, 1986 @ Toronto Blue Jays Win 3 - 2
Fri, Jun 13, 1986 vs Milwaukee Brewers Win 5 - 3
Sat, Jun 14, 1986 vs Milwaukee Brewers Loss 0 - 2
Sun, Jun 15, 1986 vs Milwaukee Brewers Loss 3 - 7
Mon, Jun 16, 1986 @ New York Yankees Win 10 - 1
Tue, Jun 17, 1986 @ New York Yankees Win 7 - 6
Wed, Jun 18, 1986 @ New York Yankees Win 5 - 2
Fri, Jun 20, 1986 vs Baltimore Orioles Loss 3 - 14
Sat, Jun 21, 1986 vs Baltimore Orioles Win 7 - 2
Sun, Jun 22, 1986 vs Baltimore Orioles Loss 0 - 4
Mon, Jun 23, 1986 vs New York Yankees Loss 3 - 11
Tue, Jun 24, 1986 vs New York Yankees Loss 1 - 8
Wed, Jun 25, 1986 vs New York Yankees Win 5 - 4
Fri, Jun 27, 1986 @ Baltimore Orioles Win 5 - 3
Sat, Jun 28, 1986 @ Baltimore Orioles Win 7 - 3
Sun, Jun 29, 1986 @ Baltimore Orioles Win 8 - 3
Mon, Jun 30, 1986 vs Toronto Blue Jays Win 10 - 9 (10)
Tue, Jul 1, 1986 vs Toronto Blue Jays Win 9 - 7
Wed, Jul 2, 1986 vs Toronto Blue Jays Loss 2 - 4
Thu, Jul 3, 1986 vs Toronto Blue Jays Loss 5 - 8
Fri, Jul 4, 1986 vs Seattle Mariners Win 6 - 5
Sat, Jul 5, 1986 vs Seattle Mariners Loss 5 - 9
Sun, Jul 6, 1986 vs Seattle Mariners Win 7 - 3
Mon, Jul 7, 1986 vs Oakland Athletics Loss 4 - 6
Tue, Jul 8, 1986 vs Oakland Athletics Win 8 - 7
Wed, Jul 9, 1986 vs Oakland Athletics Win 7 - 6
Thu, Jul 10, 1986 vs California Angels Win 8 - 7 (12)
Fri, Jul 11, 1986 vs California Angels Loss 0 - 5
Sat, Jul 12, 1986 vs California Angels Win 3 - 2
Sun, Jul 13, 1986 vs California Angels Loss 3 - 12
Thu, Jul 17, 1986 @ Seattle Mariners Loss 1 - 5 (11)
Fri, Jul 18, 1986 @ Seattle Mariners Loss 4 - 10
Sat, Jul 19, 1986 @ Seattle Mariners Win 9 - 4
Sun, Jul 20, 1986 @ Seattle Mariners Loss 5 - 9
Mon, Jul 21, 1986 @ Oakland Athletics Loss 2 - 5
Tue, Jul 22, 1986 @ Oakland Athletics Loss 2 - 4
Wed, Jul 23, 1986 @ Oakland Athletics Loss 2 - 9
Fri, Jul 25, 1986 @ California Angels Win 8 - 1
Sat, Jul 26, 1986 @ California Angels Loss 1 - 4
Sun, Jul 27, 1986 @ California Angels Loss 0 - 3
Mon, Jul 28, 1986 @ Chicago White Sox Win 3 - 1
Tue, Jul 29, 1986 @ Chicago White Sox Loss 1 - 4
Wed, Jul 30, 1986 @ Chicago White Sox Loss 2 - 7
Fri, Aug 1, 1986 vs Kansas City Royals Win 5 - 3
Sat, Aug 2, 1986 vs Kansas City Royals Loss 2 - 13
Sun, Aug 3, 1986 vs Kansas City Royals Win 5 - 3
Mon, Aug 4, 1986 vs Chicago White Sox Loss 0 - 1
Tue, Aug 5, 1986 vs Chicago White Sox Loss 1 - 3