The Major League Baseball season is coming to the near finish and with a little less than four weeks in the season, the playoff race is heating up massively.
September marks an intense point of the season and that means there are added incentives to go out there and win games as a ball club.
American League fans know that their race is going to come down to the wire and the main culprits in the mix are within the AL East.
Teams that want to make it in divisions like the AL West and AL Central will need to fight hard and be spotless the rest of the way within their own individual schedules.
A team to watch out for within the AL is the Seattle Mariners and their rise to the top of the game.
A wild card spot is certainly there for them and they will be looking to make a September push into glory.
In the National League, the San Diego Padres are trying to shut down the doubters and make do with one of the best offensive line-ups in baseball.
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Tampa Bay Rays @ Toronto Blue Jays - Monday, September 12th, 2022
There’s a lot of stock that will be going into AL East matchups during the rest of the season in 2022 and we have another banger series this week with the Tampa Bay Rays heading into Toronto to take on the Blue Jays.
Both teams are currently in the thick of the playoff hunt and are looking to clinch wild card spots as they are looking down on a hard path to the divisional lead.
Tampa Bay has shown some absolute resilience in recent times and now find themselves as one of the teams destined to make a run in 2022.
Their pitching has been lights out for most seasonal outings and their offense can produce when it truly matters.
Tampa Bay has a lot of experience in these positions and will flourish.
The Toronto Blue Jays are looking into a potential playoff run with their squad and realizing the lack of consistency they currently yield.
Although they have a line-up full of able players, their time to show up is often varied and can be inopportune when talking about the playoffs especially.
The Blue Jays need to show up in this series at home and make sure the rest of the AL doesn’t discount them.
If the bats can show up, the pitching often comes in tandem, so look for this game to be an all-out brawl between two AL East giants.
Prediction - The Tampa Bay Rays assert their dominance in the season series and take this game in Toronto.
Minnesota Twins @ Cleveland Guardians - Friday, September 16th, 2022
The AL Central is getting ready for a deep clash between two of the top teams within the division this upcoming Friday.
The Minnesota Twins will be traveling to Cleveland Ohio and try to make their playoff miracle hopes a reality.
After starting off the season in such a dominant way, the Twins are now facing some of the biggest obstacles for a team in the AL, which is not looking good at all.
An in-house series versus the top AL Central team is key as they will want to catch Cleveland on the way down, not up.
The Guardians on the other hand have been fiery hot and will look to continue their play against a team that matters to them.
Prediction - Cleveland to stay hot and take this game on the money line.