Labor Day has come and gone, which means the dog days of summer are over and the hunt for October is about to ramp up.
In the American League, the Cleveland Indians and Houston Astros have solid leads in the AL Central and AL West -- 10 and 13 1/2 games, respectively. But the East is still up for grabs, and the wild-card race is, well, pretty darn wild. The Cy Young battle between Chris Sale and Corey Kluber has potential to heat up next month, and the MVP cases for Jose Altuve, Mike Trout and others are worth keeping an eye on.
ESPN's baseball experts gave their thoughts on where they think things are headed as the postseason nears. Now it's your turn, starting with the American League:
In the National League, the Washington Nationals lead the NL East by 16 games, while the Dodgers have a 12 1/2-game lead in the West. The reigning World Series champion Chicago Cubs are currently atop the Central, but the Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals -- both vying for a wild-card spot -- aren't far behind. Meanwhile, the competition for the league's Cy Young and MVP awards look like they could shape up to be fierce.
Take your picks for how the NL will shake out below:
The MLB postseason begins on Oct. 3 with the AL wild-card game, set to air on ESPN.
-- Alex Tekip