It was a decisive campaign for Guerrero, who enters the home stretch leading the majors with 46 home runs. The 22-year-old also set personal bests with 120 runs scored and 105 RBIs, and played a key role in Toronto’s continued presence in the chase to claim an AL wild card spot. The Blue Jays ended a three-game slide with a pair of wins this weekend at Minnesota to stay within striking distance of the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox in the AL wild card standings. The team also remains in the middle of the pack with a bet of +2200 on World Series odds.
Guerrero didn’t help his cause over the weekend, however, going 1-1 in the four-game streak with the Twins, and no hitting in the Blue Jays wins on Saturday and Sunday. However, he has ample opportunity to make up for lost ground in the next closing homestand of the team’s six-game schedule.
The Blue Jays first baseman and designated hitter has been an attacking force at home since the team returned to Rogers Center in early August, hitting 0.309 with eight homers and 24 runs scored. He also performed well against this week’s visitors. Guerrero is hitting .349 with 20 RBIs against the Orioles pitchers this season, and is averaging .339 against New York in Tuesday night’s series opener.
Despite his continued stellar performance, Guerrero remains in a fierce battle over the odds of winning the AL MVP award against Shohei Ohtani, who leads the way as a big favorite of -3000 on sports betting sites.
The Los Angeles Angels star has captivated baseball fans with outstanding performances both on the mound and at home plate this season. Ohtani is among the AL leaders in home runs with 45 points, while contributing 98 RBIs and 90 walks plus 99 runs scored.
Ohtani did his best to boost the Blue Jays ‘playoff hopes on Sunday, pitching seven one-run innings and 10 strikes on strike, but was abandoned by the Angels’ box in a 5-1 loss to Seattle. . Despite efforts for a team that have already been knocked out of the playoffs and will close 2021 with a losing record, the 27-year-old managed to set a stable 9-2 record on the mound with a 3.18 ERA and 156 strikeouts. .