MLB Things to Watch

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The MLB season has reached its final week with between 6 to 10 games left, depending on the team. There are a number of things to look for as the COVID-19 shortened season comes to a close. 

Playoff races are heating up. The Braves, Marlins and Phillies are all within striking distance of winning the NL East. The Cubs, Cardinals, Reds and Brewers could all take the NL Central crown. In the NL West, the San Diego Padres could be the first team since the San Francisco Giants in 2012 to beat the Dodgers for the division title. 

In the AL East, it’s going to come down to the Tampa Bay Rays and the New York Yankees, who are just within striking distance. The White Sox, Indians and Twins are fighting for the top spot. 

The American League batting title is something to watch. If Yankees infielder DJ LeMahieu beats out White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson, he will become the first player to win the batting title in both leagues. In the National League, if Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts takes home MVP, he’ll be the second player ever to win in both leagues. 

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