It's 2011 once again, as four teams still have everything to play with just one remaining game in the regular MLB season.
By virtue of the fact that the Chicago Cubs lost to the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 following a gem of starter Miles Mikolas' performance, the former are tied with the Milwaukee Brewers for the first time in the Central Division. the National League.
The Brewers defeated the Detroit Tigers 6-5 on Saturday.
In the west, the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Francisco Giants 10-6 and have matched the game by the Rockies in 161 outings, while Colorado fell to the Washington Nationals 12-2.
Everything is reduced to Sunday. All these teams have already blocked the playoff points, so they do not have to worry about that, but whoever finishes with the wild card will have a game to determine their season.
The other two teams are guaranteed a series of five games in the postseason Sunday will be dramatic.
YELICH SHOWCASES MVP CREDENTIALS
Give Christian Yelich the MVP. The Brewers outfielder went two for three with two homers, one walk and three RBIs on Saturday. His first homer cut a 3-0 lead to 3-2 in the first and his second gave Milwaukee a 6-5 lead in the seventh. Yelich is just two runs behind the Cubs' infielder, Javier Báez, for the National League lead. He is tied or leads the National League in the other two categories of the Triple Crown.
The Cardinals starter, Mikolas, threw eight ball innings of a run (not won). Chicago tried to sign Mikolas in this offseason, but instead managed only five hits against him in what was, until now, his most important game of the year.
Justin Verlander threw six three-hitter innings, without running in a 4-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. The starter of the Houston Astros finished the year 16-9 with a 2.52 ERA, and reached his best mark in strikeouts (290) and WHIP (0.90). You have the chance to win the American League Cy Young.
Like Blake Snell, Tampa Bay Rays starter, he pitched five innings of three hits and one run, and struck out 10 in a 4-3 victory over Toronto Blue. Jays. Snell pitched 180 2/3 innings in 2018 and posted a 1.89 ERA in the American League, with 221 strikeouts and a 21-5 record.