In the latest baseball news and rumors, one of the league's top records has the chance to set a record in the National League as his team continues a push towards October. Another team that is defending their championship this season will be sidelined for several games. Here's the latest on the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs players making MLB news headlines.

Bellinger ties record

As ESPN reported on Saturday, Los Angeles Dodgers rookie Cody Bellinger hit his 38th home run of the 2017 MLB season. That tied him for the record for a National League rookie in their first season. Bellinger shares the record in the history books with former Braves player Wally Berger from 1930 and the Reds' Frank Robinson who hit 38 home runs in 1956.

Bellinger still has a good number of games to blast past the 38 home run mark too. The Dodgers are scheduled to play against the Washington Nationals in 'Sunday Night Baseball' on ESPN tomorrow. That's one of their 14 remaining games on the schedule.

Bellinger trails fellow rookie Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees by five home runs. However, the two rookies will need to hit several more shots to break the all-time MLB rookie record. That belongs to former Oakland A's slugger Mark McGwire who hit 49 home runs in his 1987 rookie season.

Contreras' suspension

In another report, it's mentioned that Chicago Cubs catcher Wilson Contreras has received a two-game suspension from the MLB.

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In addition, the league gave Contreras an "undisclosed fine" for his actions in Friday night's game against the St. Louis Cardinals. However, Contreras is appealing the suspension and will be able to play until that has been decided.

The suspension was issued due to Contreras throwing his mask down in the fifth inning after Cubs pitcher John Lackey was ejected. Lackey had been arguing with the umpire. When Contreras threw his mask down it was said to have made contact with the umpire's leg. Contreras was ejected as well by umpire Jordan Baker for arguing with him and throwing the mask down.

Contreras made an apology after the game on Friday saying he apologizes to "everybody, to the fans, to the MLB, to the umpire." He added he would probably apologize in person to Baker if he saw him at Saturday's game.

The Chicago Cubs were playing in another home game on Saturday against the Cardinals with the game scoreless as of this report. Contreras was listed in the box score as having one at-bat so far and no hits for the game.

The Cubs are off on Monday and that's when the suspension appeal may be decided. Once the appeal is decided, then Wilson Contreras is likely to miss any games against the Tampa Bay Rays.