It’s Game 3 of the World Series tonight, but the Boston Red Sox have already beat the Los Angeles Dodgers for the championship — that is, if you trust Google to give you the right answer.
Google Search today has been incorrectly displaying the Boston Red Sox as the winners of the 2018 World Series in a featured snippet, or the short answers you see at the top of Google search results in response to certain queries.
The Boston Red Sox are in fact currently leading the series 2-0 heading into the third game tonight. But even if the Red Sox were to win the upcoming game, the team would still be one game away from winning the championship. Shame on you, Google, for spreading lies about the championship!
It’s unclear how many different terms this incorrect answer is showing up for. Queries for terms such as “Red Sox championships” and “who won the World Series 2018” in the Google Search have been displaying the Boston Red Sox as this year’s winners.
We reached out to Google to see if they could explain the incorrect search results. We will update this story when we hear back.
The third game of the series is Friday at 5:09 p.m. PT — that is if you believe Google’s Major League Baseball game schedule.
UPDATE: Oct. 26, 2018, 4:18 p.m. EDT A Google spokesperson told Mashable that featured snippets are automatically generated based on the company’s understanding of content on the web and don’t always work as intended. The company works to fix them as quickly as possible when they’re made aware of an error.