A take a look at what’s occurring across the majors Saturday:
Dodgers left-hander Julio Urías is the one pitcher in baseball with a shot at 20 wins this season, and he’ll attempt to earn it in a showdown in opposition to NL Cy Younger Award contender Corbin Burnes of the Milwaukee Brewers.
Urías (19-3, 3.01) hasn’t misplaced since June 21, and Los Angeles has gained every of his previous 10 outings relationship to Aug. 1. He’s 7-0 with a 1.81 ERA in that span.
Burnes (11-4, 2.29) leads the majors in ERA and has been in a good race for the highest pitching prize with Dodgers ace Max Scherzer and Phillies right-hander Zack Wheeler. Urías would possibly choose up some consideration with old-school minded voters with win No. 20.
Tampa Bay rookie Shane Baz (2-0, 1.69) tries to close down the Yankees in his third large league begin. The 22-year-old struck out 9 Miami batters over 5 2/3 scoreless innings in his earlier outing, sparking hypothesis he may crack the Rays postseason rotation although he didn’t debut within the majors till Sept. 20.
New York hasn’t dominated out a return this weekend for infielder DJ LeMahieu, who noticed a physician Friday for recurring proper hip soreness that knocked him out of a sport Thursday. The Yankees are vying to host Tuesday’s AL wild-card sport, with Boston, Seattle and Toronto additionally pushing for one among two remaining spots.
A number of particular person stat races are coming right down to the wire, together with an NL batting crown that’s more likely to go both to Dodgers infielder Trea Turner or his former Washington teammate Juan Soto. Turner entered Friday hitting .325, simply forward of Soto’s .318. They had been each Nationals till Turner and Max Scherzer had been dealt to LA in July.
Kansas Metropolis’s Salvador Perez is making an attempt to shut out the main league residence run title. He entered Friday with 48, two forward of Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and three away from Shohei Ohtani. Perez additionally led RBIs by a large margin with 121 and is about to turn into the primary major backstop to steer a league in RBIs since Philadelphia’s Darren Daulton took the NL crown with 109 in 1992.
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