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The 2021 American League MVP Award race may be between two. Shohei Ohtani and Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

On Monday night, Vladimir Guerrero Jr took another step closer to getting the award for himself.

In the bottom of the sixth inning, Vladimir takes Tampa Bay Rays reliever Adam Conley deep on a line drive for his 45th home run, which leads the American League.

Ohtani was tied with Guerrero before that home run with 44 home runs. Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez is behind them with 42 bombs.

With the final weeks of the 2021 regular season, the chase to win the home run title between Guerrero and Ohtani will be a fun one to watch for the fans.

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Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws. In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views. After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016. In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season. In September, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW. Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.

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