Wait, what? Google briefly said the Red Sox won the 2018 Wo…






Don’t start rolling out the duck boats just yet, folks — there’s still a few games to go in the World Series before a team is declared victorious.

But not according to Google search results.

The Internet search engine Friday returned some curious results for people looking up the terms “Red Sox World Series” and “Red Sox Championships.”

When those words were typed into the search bar, users were told that the Red Sox had already clinched the title this year and listed them as the 2018 champions. The glitch has now apparently been fixed.

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“The Boston Red Sox are an American professional baseball team based in Boston, Massachusetts,” a description of the team read when searched on Google. “The Red Sox compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the American League East division. The Red Sox have won eight World Series championships.”

Nine championships — including 2018 — were then listed by year.

Similarly, typing in the term “2018 World Series Champions” brought up an image of the Red Sox logo and indicated the team is “2018 World Series/Champion.”

A Google spokesperson said in a statement Friday that “facts in the Google Knowledge Graph are automatically generated based on our understanding of content on the web.”

However, sometimes the company’s systems don’t work as they’re supposed to and errors happen.

“When made aware, we work to fix them quickly, as we did in this case,” the statement said.

The Red Sox are currently leading the series against the Los Angeles Dodgers 2 to 0. Game 3 of the World Series is being played Friday night at Dodger Stadium.

Steve Annear can be reached at [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter @steveannear.

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