Vida Blue becomes the 11th rookie to throw a no-hitter. The A's right-hander, who will become the AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner next season, beats the Twins at Oakland Coliseum, 6-0.
David Ortiz breaks the Red Sox's franchise record of 50 home runs in a single-season, established by Jimmie Foxx in 1938. 'Big Papi', who will hit another dinger in the seventh inning, surpasses the Hall of Famer in the bottom of the first inning, going deep over Fenway's right field bullpen off Twins' ace southpaw, Johan Santana.
A 6-4 come-from-behind victory over Cleveland at Target Field along with Chicago's loss in Oakland clinches the AL Central Division for the Twins. Minnesota, who had to play a 163rd game the previous two seasons to determine a division winner, becomes the first club this season to secure a postseason berth.