2015 National League
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The NL Central became the first division in MLB history (since divisional play began in 1969) to feature the top three records in the majors, with the St. Louis Cardinals edging out the Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs in a season-long race. That left the teams with the second- and third- best records to face off in the Wild Card Game, with the winner facing the team with the best record, while five teams with worse records than Pittsburgh and Chicago got to skip the wild card round altogether.
- An asterisk (*) indicates the team was one of its league's wild cards, Bold indicates league champion, Italics indicates World Series champion
|Rank||Team||G||W||L||T||WPCT||GB||RS (RS/G)||RA (RA/G)||AVG||OBP||SLG||ERA||FPCT|
|1||St. Louis Cardinals||162||100||62||0||.617||-.-||647 (3.99)||525 (3.24)||0.253||0.321||0.394||2.94||0.984|
|2||Pittsburgh Pirates*||162||98||64||0||.605||2.0||697 (4.30)||596 (3.68)||0.260||0.323||0.396||3.21||0.981|
|3||Chicago Cubs*||162||97||65||0||.599||3.0||689 (4.25)||608 (3.75)||0.244||0.321||0.398||3.36||0.982|
|4||Milwaukee Brewers||162||68||94||0||.420||32.0||655 (4.04)||737 (4.55)||0.251||0.307||0.393||4.28||0.981|
|5||Cincinnati Reds||162||64||98||0||.395||36.0||640 (3.95)||754 (4.65)||0.248||0.312||0.394||4.33||0.985|
|1||New York Mets||162||90||72||0||.556||-.-||683 (4.22)||613 (3.78)||0.244||0.312||0.400||3.43||0.986|
|2||Washington Nationals||162||83||79||0||.512||7.0||703 (4.34)||635 (3.92)||0.251||0.321||0.403||3.62||0.985|
|3||Miami Marlins||162||71||91||0||.438||19.0||613 (3.78)||678 (4.19)||0.260||0.310||0.384||4.02||0.987|
|4||Atlanta Braves||162||67||95||0||.414||23.0||573 (3.54)||760 (4.69)||0.251||0.314||0.359||4.41||0.985|
|5||Philadelphia Phillies||162||63||99||0||.389||27.0||626 (3.86)||809 (4.99)||0.249||0.303||0.382||4.69||0.981|
|1||Los Angeles Dodgers||162||92||70||0||.568||-.-||667 (4.12)||595 (3.67)||0.250||0.326||0.413||3.44||0.988|
|2||San Francisco Giants||162||84||78||0||.519||8.0||696 (4.30)||627 (3.87)||0.267||0.326||0.406||3.72||0.987|
|3||Arizona Diamondbacks||162||79||83||0||.488||13.0||720 (4.44)||713 (4.40)||0.264||0.324||0.414||4.04||0.986|
|4||San Diego Padres||162||74||88||0||.457||18.0||650 (4.01)||731 (4.51)||0.243||0.300||0.385||4.09||0.985|
|5||Colorado Rockies||162||68||94||0||.420||24.0||737 (4.55)||844 (5.21)||0.265||0.315||0.432||5.04||0.985|
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
The National League lost the 2015 All-Star Game, played at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 by a score of 6 to 3 to the American League. The league's manager was Bruce Bochy.
The 2015 National League playoffs featured the champions of the league's three divisions along with two wild card teams. The teams competed in a Wild Card Game and two best-of-five Division Series, followed by a best-of-seven League Championship Series. The winner of the League Championship Series represented the league in the World Series.
|Wild Card Game||Division Series||League Championship Series|
|WC2||Chicago Cubs||1||Cent.||St. Louis Cardinals||1|
|WC1||Pittsburgh Pirates||0||WC||Chicago Cubs||0|
|East.||New York Mets||4|
|West.||Los Angeles Dodgers||2|
|East.||New York Mets||3|
The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was OF Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals, by unanimous vote. In the award's voting, he had 420 out of a possible 420 points and all 30 first-place votes.
The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Kris Bryant, a third baseman with the Chicago Cubs, by unanimous vote. In the award's voting, he had 150 out of a possible 150 points and all 30 first-place votes.
The following players won the Gold Glove Award, given to the league's best fielders as voted upon by its managers and coaches, at their respective position.
The following players won the Silver Slugger Award, given to the league's best hitters as voted upon by its managers and coaches, at their respective position.
- Player of the Month Award
- Pitcher of the Month Award
- Rookie of the Month Award