The red-hot Washington Nationals are drawing closer to clinching home-field advantage in the National League playoffs. They don't appear poised to let up entering a three-game set with the New York Mets, whom they've dominated over the last 12 months.
The Detroit Tigers will look to improve upon a mediocre record versus the Chicago White Sox on Monday night in the opener of a three-game set at Comerica Park (6 p.m. pregame, 7:08 first pitch on FOX Sports Detroit).
Clayton Kershaw's record-setting season figures to be enough to keep Adam Wainwright from winning his first Cy Young Award, but the Cardinals' ace is still on the cusp of his 20th victory. He's more worried about getting St. Louis closer to the NL Central title Monday night as he takes the mound in the opener of this three-game set with the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.