At just 21 years old, Fernando Tatis Jr. became the first player to hit 12 home runs this season after he launched a mammoth home run against the Rangers on Wednesday.
The Padres slugger currently tops the leaderboards in homers, RBI, runs and steals. Meanwhile, the White Sox are no strangers to hitting big flies, with six against the Tigers the day after they hit back-to-back-to-back-to-back home runs against the Cardinals.
However, sometimes you just need a base hit to get it done, as the Twins proved by winning an epic battle against the Brewers with a pitching masterclass from Maeda setting up a thriller of a finale to keep them atop the AL Central.
The race for AL East is heating up with the Rays edging ahead of the Yankees after they swept their three-game divisional series this week, while the A’s are starting to stretch out their lead in the AL West.
Over in the National League, the Braves have overtaken the Marlins in the NL East, whereas the Dodgers are taking their expected grip on the NL West and the Cubs continue to dominate the NL Central.
This weekend, look out for the Rockies visiting the Dodgers in a top-of-the-table NL West divisional series clash.