Shohei Otani might have the American League MVP in the bag, but Vladimir Guerrero Jr. could walk away with the Triple Crown.
The Blue Jays’ wunderkind hit a laser beam in Monday’s 8-1 victory over the Rays for his league-leading 45th home run — his first time above Ohtani since June 27.
The 22-year-old also tops the AL in batting average (.318) and is tied for third in RBI (103) — only four off the lead.
Guerrero is mashing his way to some MLB — and personal — history.
Thanks in part to Guerrero’s offensive onslaught, the Blue Jays have won 12 of their last 13 and have moved into the AL’s top Wild Card spot, a game up on the Yankees and Red Sox.
Meanwhile, Ohtani will have to settle for personal accolades — his Angels are out of the playoff picture.