A take a look at what is going down across the majors nowadays:


Cy Young Award contenders Chris Sale (12-Four, 1.96) and Jacob deGrom (Eight-Nine, 1.71) face off for the primary time since their college days as Boston hosts the Mets. DeGrom was once a two-way participant at Stetson in 2010 when he hit his most effective college homer off Sale, the ace at Florida Gulf Coast. Sale pitched within the primary leagues later that season and has completed top-Five in AL Cy Young voting for 5 immediately years, regardless that he has but to win the award. DeGrom had simply picked up pitching in 2010 when he and Sale matched up, and now he is creating a case to win the NL Cy Young Award — and perhaps even MVP.


Yasiel Puig hasn’t ever overlooked the postseason since making his primary league debut in 2013, and he does not plan on finishing that run. The Dodgers outfielder homered thrice Saturday in a 17-Four rout of St. Louis that put LA forward of the Cardinals for sole ownership of the second one NL wild card. Puig has 5 homers in two video games heading into the sequence finale. “He’s focused, and he understands the importance of every pitch,” Dodgers supervisor Dave Roberts stated. “For him to be as productive, have that day, get us on the board, have some space with the score, we needed every bit of it today. Guys fed off of his energy.”


NL Rookie of the Year applicants Juan Soto and Ronald Acuna Jr. proportion the sphere one remaining time this season as Washington finishes a sequence at Atlanta. Soto added but any other milestone Saturday, surpassing Rickey Henderson to develop into the youngest participant to thieve 3 bases in a recreation. The 19-year-old additionally prolonged his on-base streak to 20 video games, becoming a member of Hall of Famers Mel Ott and Mickey Mantle as the one youngsters to try this. The 20-year-old Acuna goes to be tricky to overcome in Rookie of the Year vote casting, regardless that. His .583 slugging proportion is by way of a ways the most efficient amongst NL beginners, and the Braves are actually cruising to a most probably NL East identify.


Cy Young Award winners Zack Greinke (14-Nine, three.11) and Justin Verlander (15-Nine, 2.72) are set to pitch as Arizona concludes a three-game sequence at Houston. Greinke has allowed a career-high 27 house runs, together with 5 over his previous 4 video games, regardless that 20 of them had been solo pictures. Verlander has 195 innings and 258 strikeouts, placing him in competition to guide the AL in each classes for the fourth time in his profession.


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