Shohei Ohtani, the favorite for American League MVP, is the first player who also pitches ever nominated as a finalist for the Hank Aaron Award, which is given to the best offensive player in each league.
What's in store this postseason? Who has locked up awards voting? And which non-playoff team is best set up for 2022? Jeff Passan answers 20 burning questions for October and beyond.
Marcus Semien and Robbie Ray both enjoyed outstanding 2021 seasons with the Blue Jays -- and their decisions as free agents loom large over Toronto's offseason.
On the last day of the season, we had the dream of chaos and multiple tiebreaker games. Although the reality looks different, the topsy-turvy nature of Game 162 still should be celebrated.
October isn't in the cards, but there's still plenty of work to do. Here's what each non-playoff team needs to ask itself first.
— George Springer and the Blue Jays put on one final power display, but even a 91st victory in Game 162 couldn’t keep Toronto's vagabond season going.
Aaron Judge and Rafael Devers came up clutch to set up Tuesday's Yankees at Red Sox matchup in the American League Wild Card Game.
Entering the final day of the season, both AL wild-card spots and the NL West title are still up for grabs. Here's everything you need to know before the games start at 3 p.m. ET.
— Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his 47th home run and the Toronto Blue Jays pressed their AL wild-card chase to the final day of the regular season by thumping the Baltimore Orioles 10-1 Saturday.
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— Steven Matz pitched seven solid innings to win his fifth straight decision, Danny Jansen homered and drove in three runs, and the Toronto Blue Jays kept their playoff hopes alive by beating the Baltimore Orioles 6-4 Friday night.
The Baltimore Orioles are dead last in the AL East. They aren't sniffing the expanded air of the 2021 MLB playoffs. But, beware, they're trying to wreck playoff hopes and let you know about it.
— Aaron Judge hit two of New York’s five home runs and the Yankees extended their AL wild-card lead by beating the Toronto Blue Jays 6-2 Thursday night.
The Blue Jays have scored 10 or more runs 21 times, most in the majors. They've scored a whopping 250 runs in those 21 games and have won 18 games by eight or more runs. By contrast, the Red Sox have just eight such wins and the Yankees six.
Yankees slugger Joey Gallo is set to undergo X-rays on his left hand/forearm after he was hit by a pitch in Wednesday night's 6-5 loss to the Blue Jays in Toronto.
— Bo Bichette homered twice, including a tiebreaking drive in the eighth inning that lifted the Toronto Blue Jays over the Yankees 6-5 Wednesday night, tightened the AL wild-card race and ended New York’s seven-game winning streak.
Toronto's Marcus Semien become just the fifth second baseman in MLB history to reach 40 home runs in a season in a 6-5 win over the Yankees. Overall, Semien has 44 homers this season -- four came as a shortstop.
Yes, there's still a month of playoff baseball before the offseason begins. But we couldn't wait to look ahead at one of the deepest classes in years.
— Giancarlo Stanton hit a three-run home run, Aaron Judge homered and drove in two runs and the New York Yankees extended their lead atop the AL wild card standings by beating the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2 Tuesday night.
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There is still much left to be decided with seven days left to play. Here's your guide to baseball's sprint to the finish.
— Danny Jansen hit a go-ahead, three-run homer, George Springer also went deep and the Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 5-2 Sunday to maintain pressure in the AL wild-card race before heading to Toronto for their final homestand.
— Teoscar Hernández, Marcus Semien and George Springer homered, and the Toronto Blue Jays held their position in the playoff chase by beating the Minnesota Twins 6-1 Saturday night.
— Byron Buxton’s two-run homer spoiled José Berríos’ return to Minnesota and dealt a blow to Toronto’s postseason hopes as the Twins beat the Blue Jays 3-1 on Friday night.