Vlad Vaults Back Into HR Race

August 31, 2021 Vlad Vaults Back Into HR Race

By: Jeff Yoder

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Hits 2 HRs as Blue Jays Win 3rd Straight

Even though Shohei Ohtani smashed his 42nd home run of the season on Monday night, the 2021 home run race is far from over. Vlad Guerrero Jr. went yard twice for the Blue Jays in a 7-3 win over the Orioles. Those two jacks put Guerrero at 38 HRs, just four behind Ohtani in a tie for second. Toronto also claimed its third straight win to keep them in the AL Wild Card hunt, but the home run race is a four-man battle with roughly 30 games to play.


2021 MLB Home Run Race

Shohei Ohtani (Angels): 42

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Blue Jays): 38

Salvador Perez (Royals): 38

Fernando Tatis Jr. (Padres): 36


Watch: Vlad Guerrero Jr. Hits 2 HRs in Blue Jays Win


MLB Playoff Picture


American League

AL East: Rays (83-48)

AL Central: White Sox (76-56)

AL West: Astros (77-53)

Wild Card: Yankees (76-55), Red Sox (75-58), Athletics (72-59), Mariners (70-61), Blue Jays (69-61)


National League

NL East: Braves (70-59)

NL Central: Brewers (79-52)

NL West: Giants (84-46)

Wild Card: Dodgers (82-49), Reds (71-62), Padres (69-62), Cardinals (67-63), Phillies (67-64), Mets (63-67)


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