There’s three games left in the Major League Baseball season and a lot still has to be settled.
There are three playoff spots up for grabs, and we could witness history with a Triple Crown winner, a knuckleballing Cy Young, and a rookie MVP.
Here are the big stories we’re keeping an eye on as the season draws to a close.
There's no doubt Mike Trout is going to win the Rookie of the Year Award, but he could also take home AL MVP honours.
He's the first rookie in Major League history to hit 30 home runs and swipe 40 stolen bases.
Cabrera is looking to become the first player to win the Triple Crown since Carl Yastrzemski won it in 1967.
He is tied with Josh Hamilton in home runs and his batting average is just 3 points higher than Joe Mauer's.
Batting Average: .325 (1st)
Home Runs: 43 (T-1st)
RBI: 136 (1st)
This is the first year that the MLB is using a five-team playoff format and it's already made for a ton of drama. The structure will likely allow the Oakland A's and St. Louis Cardinals to enter the mix this season.
But how the play-in game and travel schedules effect the competitive balance in the playoffs should be interesting.
Dickey has the potential to be the first-ever knuckle baller to win the prestigious Cy Young Award.
He's currently 20-6 with an 2.69 ERA and an NL-leading 222 strikeouts, all at the age of 37.
The Braves simply don't seem to lose when he's in the game. The Braves have won the last 23 games that Medlen has started, a new major league record. It would be surprising to see someone else on the hill for the Braves' one-game playoff with the other NL wildcard team.
The Nationals decision to shut down ace Stephen Strasburg was one of the most debated topics in baseball throughout the summer.
With him, many believed the Nationals were World Series favourites. Playing without him in must-win games could be devastating.
There are currently four 20-game winners around the league and there were seven no-hitters over the course of the season, which is tied for the second-most in major league history.
If that continues, these could be a very tight playoffs
It took a dramatic surge at the end of last season for the St. Louis Cardinals to capture the World Series. Here's the field with some relative newcomers:
AL Playoff Teams: Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees
Yet To Clinch: Oakland Athletics, Detroit Tigers (Magic Number: 1), Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Angels (Both three games back)
NL Playoff Teams: Washington Nationals, Cincinnati Reds, San Francisco Giants, Atlanta Braves
Yet To Clinch: St. Louis Cardinals (Two games up on the Los Angeles Dodgers)
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