The MVP matchup this week ended with two wins for each one for the MLB regular season. From Los Angeles Angels, Shohei Ohtani faced Vladimir Guerrero Jr from Toronto Blue Jays in four games in three days.
On Thursday, August 12, the last game at Angel Stadium, won by the homie team, on a 6-3 win.
In the four games, the Angels scored 14 runs (just 3,5 per game), while the Blue Jays had 20 in those games, resulting in five per game, very close to the average from the rest of the season. Ohtani had three runs, and Guerrero had one run in all of these games.
It’s possible to note also that in the two Los Angeles wins, the difference in the scorer was just by three runs. On the other hand, Toronto had a significant difference in the victory, by four and eight runs.
Take a look at the results below:
- Angels 6, Bue Jays 3
- Blue Jays 4, Angels 0
- Blue Jays 10, Angels 2
- Angels 6, Blue Jays 3
Both teams will have to improve their numbers to go to the playoffs. Toronto has 62 wins and 52 losses and is a little closer, and it’s four wins behind Boston Red Sox, which today is the second team qualifying to the AL Wild Card, with 66 wins and 51 losses. Thinking about the AL East first place will be even more challenging. The Tampa Bay Rays have 70 wins and 45 losses.
Toronto has 58 wins and 58 losses. Very far from Houston Astros, with 68 wins and 46 losses, they hope to get closer from Boston, to go, at least, to the Wild Card.
Ohtani led the league in Home Runs, with 38 in 111 games, while Guerrero has 35 in 113 matches. On the other hand, the Toronto player has more runs and led this stats, with 87, against 77.
The two players from the American League are the favorites to win the MVP this year. According to Bovada, Ohtani led the stats by far and has -900 odds to win it. He is followed by Vlad Jr, with +550.