Astros win 6th division title in last 7 years, lock in AL's No. 2 seed
The Houston Astros finished on top of the AL West again.
Houston collected its sixth division title over the last seven years thanks to an 8-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday coupled with a Texas Rangers loss to the Seattle Mariners on the final day of the regular season.
Both teams finished with 90 wins but Houston owned the tiebreaker after going 9-4 against Texas this season.
The Astros secured the No. 2 seed in the AL and will get a bye to the ALDS along with the No. 1-seeded Baltimore Orioles.
The No. 3 Minnesota Twins will host the No. 6 Toronto Blue Jays, while the No. 5 Rangers visit the No. 4 Tampa Bay Rays. The best-of-three wild-card series starts Tuesday.
Alex Bregman, Kyle Tucker, and José Abreu combined for six hits and five RBIs to lead the Astros on Sunday. Meanwhile, Cristian Javier didn't allow a run on three hits with four strikeouts and two walks over six innings to collect his 10th victory of the campaign.