With a little over three weeks remaining in the regular season, there are some tight races, in both leagues, regarding stat leaders in major categories.

Here are some of those races and those who are at, or near, the top with the regular season nearing a close.

American League

  • Batting average (T1. Mookie Betts, J.D. Martinez .335)

Two teammates are both looking to win their first batting title. Will Betts be the reason Martinez doesn't win an American League Triple Crown?

  • Home runs (1. Khris Davis 40, 2. J.D. Martinez 39, 3. Jose Ramirez 37)

This is the third straight season Davis has clubbed at least 40 homers.

According to SB Nation, he became just the second player in Athletics history to reach that mark three straight years with the only other occurrence coming from Jimmie Foxx from 1932-34 back when they played in Philadelphia.

  • ERA (1. Chris Sale 1.97, 2. Blake Snell 2.02)

Sale is expected back in the next few days, according to Sporting News, as he is on the DL with shoulder issues for the second time this season. He has currently pitched 146 innings, meaning he needs 16 more to qualify for the ERA title at season’s end.

  • Wins (1. Corey Kluber 18, T2. Luis Severino, Blake Snell 17, T4. Carlos Carrasco, Rick Porcello 16)

A two time American League Cy Young winner, Kluber tied for the league lead in wins both in 2014 and 2017.

  • Strikeouts (1. Justin Verlander 248, 2. Gerrit Cole 243)

Verlander led the American League in strikeouts four times while with the Tigers. Cole can take over the lead in this close battle as he is slated to start on Friday.

National League

  • Batting average (1. Scooter Gennett .320, 2. Christian Yelich .316, 3. Ben Zobrist .313)

Yelich has made up a lot of ground recently.

In 43 games since the All-Star break, he is hitting .357. The same goes for Zobrist, as he has hit .366 in 39 games since the All-Star break.

  • Home runs (1. Matt Carpenter 35, T2. Paul Goldschmidt, Max Muncy 32, T4. Trevor Story, Nolan Arenado, Eugenio Suarez, Jesus Aguilar, Bryce Harper 31)

After hitting just two homers in 25 games through April, Carpenter hit 11 in July and nine in August.

Meanwhile, Story hit five in a series against the Giants from Monday-Wednesday.

  • RBIs (T1. Eugenio Suarez, Javier Baez 100, T3. Trevor Story, Jesus Aguilar 95)

Story already has driven in ten runs in five games during the month of September to pull within five of the league lead.

  • Wins (1. Max Scherzer 16, T2. Aaron Nola, Jon Lester 15, T4. Miles Mikolas, Jhoulys Chacin, Zack Godley 14)

In a quest for his third straight National League Cy Young, Scherzer has just one win in his last six starts which has allowed others to make up ground.