Eric Stephen | True Blue LA: Moments after the Giants notched their San Francisco-era record 104th win, the Dodgers erased what was once a four-run deficit with a five-run eighth inning. Homers from Max Muncy, Cody Bellinger, AJ Pollock, and Corey Seager kept the Dodgers within two games of San Francisco.
Jay Jaffe | FanGraphs: Though the AL MVP race was locked up months ago, the NL crown is still up for grabs. Fernando Tatis, Juan Soto, and Bryce Harper aren’t the only ones with an argument. Trea Turner, Brandon Crawford, and Paul Goldschmidt have cases as well.
Brian Menéndez | Baseball Prospectus $: Earlier this year, the Yankees bought low on Clay Holmes, and that has proven to be a savvy investment. Holmes has perfected the turbo sinker since going to New York, which has turned him into a high-leverage arm.
Jarred Kelenic hit a two-run double to help lift the Mariners over the A’s and keep Seattle with a half-game of Boston.
.@JKelenic_1019 DELIVERS pic.twitter.com/IyueQNtBRH— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) September 30, 2021
Eddie Rosario hit what proved to be the game-winning hit against the Phillies and reduced Atlanta’s magic number to one.
Keep the line moving!#ForTheA pic.twitter.com/1BpvbaHvjP— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) September 30, 2021
Marcus Semien broke the MLB record for most homers hit by a second baseman in a single season.
Semien’s 44th homer as a 2B is a NEW @MLB single-season record! pic.twitter.com/9NJ9gbsWG4— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) September 29, 2021