April 14, 2010 - 2K Sports announced today the final results from its official Major League Baseball® 2K10 season simulation, which crowns the Philadelphia Phillies® as World Series® champions in a projected 4-1 series victory over the Boston Red Sox®. The Phillies' double-play combination of Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley proved to be too much for Josh Beckett, Jonathan Papelbon and the Red Sox, with Rollins taking home the World Series MVP award. The simulation also predicts American League division championships for the New York Yankees®, Chicago White Sox® and Texas Rangers®, with the Boston Red Sox obtaining the AL Wild Card. In the National League, the Atlanta Braves®, St. Louis Cardinals® and San Francisco Giants® are projected as division champions, with the Philadelphia Phillies garnering the NL Wild Card.
The Major League Baseball 2K10 season simulation also predicts Albert Pujols winning his fourth National League MVP award, and Dan Haren winning his first National League Cy Young award. In the American League, the simulation results predict a Yankees' sweep with Alex Rodriguez winning his fourth MVP and C.C. Sabathia his second Cy Young award.
In addition to these accolades, Haren is predicted to pick up an impressive 18-7 record, with a 3.05 ERA, 212 strikeouts, and 230 innings pitched. Sabathia is predicted to post an equally impressive 20-5 record, 3.07 ERA, 206 strikeouts, and 234 innings pitched.
Offensively, Pujols is projected to post a .315 batting average, with 38 home runs, and 109 RBI, while scoring 100 runs. In the American League, Rodriguez is projected to hit .317, with 31 home runs, 108 RBI, and 106 runs.
Not to be outdone, Major League Baseball 2K10 cover athlete Evan Longoria, third baseman of the Tampa Bay Rays®, is projected to enjoy another All-Star season with 37 home runs, 111 RBI, 90 runs scored and a .281 batting average.
To see the full season simulation results, visit the 2K Sports website for more details at www.2ksports.com/whats_hot/mlb2k10/394.
Developed by Visual Concepts, a 2K Sports studio, Major League Baseball 2K10 is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and is now available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, WiiTM, Nintendo DSTM and Windows PC. For more information about Major League Baseball 2K10, please visit www.2ksports.com/games/mlb2k10.
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