Looking at which teams have delivered and what you can project for them, there's a huge difference between MLB's elite and the pack in pursuit.
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L.A. has been on top for much of the season, but the Braves, Cubs and Brewers are in hot pursuit.
Trent Thornton shut down his former team into the seventh inning, Teoscar Hernandez hit two of Toronto's five home runs and the Blue Jays hammered the Houston Astros 12-0 on Sunday.
These prospects have something in common: From Vladdy Jr. and Tatis Jr. to Cavan Biggio and Bo Bichette, they're the grateful sons of some of MLB's best.
Blue Jays skipper and baseball lifer Charlie Montoyo has plenty to celebrate this Father's Day. After 21 years, he's finally managing in the big leagues. And his son Alex is healthy after multiple open-heart surgeries.
Yordan Alvarez homered again and Jack Mayfield hit three doubles as Houston's rookies delivered in a big way, leading the Astros over the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2 on Saturday.
Robinson Chirinos hit his first grand slam and finished with a career-high six RBI, Gerrit Cole struck out 10 and the Houston Astros routed the Toronto Blue Jays 15-2 on Friday night.
Jays rookie Vladimir Guerrero Jr. left Friday night's game against the Astros with a bruised left hand after he was hit by a pitch in the first inning.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
Blue Jays announce that Vlad Guerrero Jr. suffered a left hand contusion; X-rays were negative for fracture. The Blue Jays' third baseman was hit on the left hand by a Gerrit Cole fastball in the first inning of the game in Houston. He was taken out of the game in the second inning; replaced at third base by Eric Sogard.
Will Lucas Giolito and Hyun-Jin Ryu keep their amazing runs going? Are the Rangers for real? And what else are we looking forward to this weekend?
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. homered to ignite a seven-run sixth inning, Cavan Biggio went deep twice and the Toronto Blue Jays hammered the Baltimore Orioles 12-3 Thursday night.
Rowdy Tellez hit a grand slam to cap a six-run fifth inning, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had three hits and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-6 Wednesday night to end a five-game losing streak.
The Toronto Blue Jays placed right-handed closer Ken Giles on the 10-day injured list Wednesday due to an inflamed elbow. The move is retroactive to June 9. Joe Biagini will serve as closer in Giles' absence.
Rookie John Means tied a season-high with seven strikeouts and the Baltimore Orioles took the series opener from the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 on Tuesday night.
The top five got reshuffled. Did Houston move past L.A. to No. 1? And did any new teams move into the top 10?
Thanks to the new single trade deadline, the market will be crowded with rival bids for closers like Cleveland's Brad Hand.
Carson Kelly and Ketel Marte homered during an eight-run burst in the third inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-2 Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.
Zack Grienke and four relievers combined on a five-hitter, Alex Avila and Kevin Cron hit solo home runs and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-0 on Saturday.
Kevin Cron hit his first major league home run, David Peralta had a solo shot among his three hits and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-2 Friday night.
Which picks did we love, and which had us scratching our heads? Keith Law examines the draft classes of all 15 American League teams.
The Cardinals visit the Cubs and the Red Sox host the Rays in series with October implications, plus a showdown between phenoms past and present.
J.A. Happ pitched seven strong innings to win his fifth straight decision, Aaron Hicks and Gio Urshela homered, and the New York Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-2 Thursday night to avoid a three-game sweep.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
J.A. Happ got treatment on his pitching hand. Yankees' trainers attended to him between innings; came back out to pitch the 7th. Happ has had an excellent start in his first game back in Toronto since the Yankees acquired the veteran southpaw from the Blue Jays in exchange for infielder Brandon Drury and outfield prospect Billy McKinney, giving up just 1 run on 4 hits, so far.