The Indians are starting to look like World Series contenders again.Jose Ramirez, fresh off a 5-for-5 game with five extra-base hits, smashed his 22nd home run of the season to help the Indians earn their 12th straight win. Ramirez now has three home runs in his last two games and 17 hits in his last eight games.Cleveland beat the White Sox 5-3 after Trevor Bauer allowed just two runs in 6 1/3 innings. Bauer struck out nine batters while improving to 15-8 on the season.The Indians now hold a mighty 10-game lead over the Twins in the American League Central. Despite battling through injuries, the reigning AL champs look like a threat to avenge last year’s World Series lo s.While the AL Central may be almost locked up, the Indians still have to maintain their competitive edge to usurp the Astros for the No. 1 overall seed. It could be an important accomplishment because the No. 2 seed will likely have to play the Red Sox in https://www.rockiesedges.com/colorado-rockies/gerardo-parra-jersey the first round, marking potentially two tough series just to reach the World Series.Studs of the Night:J https://www.rockiesedges.com/colorado-rockies/jonathan-lucroy-jersey .D. Martinez became just the 18th player in MLB history to hit four home runs in a game, and Robbie Ray struck out 14 batters in 7 2/3 shutout innings to lead the Diamondbacks to a 13-0 win over the Dodgers. It was Arizona’s 11th straight win.Cardinals ace Carlos Martinez to sed a three-hit shutout to lead St. Louis to a 2-0 win over the Padres. Martinez struck out 10 batters while improving to 11-10 on the season.Yankees second baseman Starlin Castro went 3 for 5 with two runs scored, a home run (13) and three RBIs in a 7-4 win over the Orioles. It was New York’s fourth win in their last five games.Josh Bell and Max Moroff led the Pirates to a 12-0 win over the Cubs. Both players collected three hits with home runs and four RBIs. Bell now has 24 home runs and 82 RBIs in a quietly impre sive season.Dud of the Night:Reigning AL Cy Young award winner Rick Porcello was touched up for seven earned runs off of 10 hits in a 10-4 lo s to the Blue Jays. Porcello has struggled all season, and he is now 9-16 with a 4.67 ERA.Highlights:Billy Gerardo Parra Jersey Hamilton crushed a walk-off home run:Up with a chance to win the game? Hamilton’s not throwing away his shot. #Walkoff pic.twitter.com/elT06LhQUY MLB (@MLB) September 4, 2017The home run was just Hamilton’s fourth of the season. It helped Cincinnati earn a 5-4 win over the Brewers.GiancarloStanton blasted his 53rd home run of the season:No. 53There’s no stopping @Giancarlo818. pic.twitter.com/RC5IruCJ6k MLB (@MLB) September 5, 2017What’s Next:Astros (84-53) at Mariners (69-69) 10:10 p.m. ET All eyes will be on Justin Verlander (10-8, 3.82 ERA) as he takes the mound for a team other than the Tigers for the first time in his sterling career. Houston desperately needed another pitcher heading into the postseason. Verlander will try to earn Houston fans’ trust while attempting to win his first World Series title.