George Springer hit three home runs in four innings and added four RBIs.

MLB wrap: Astros win third straight American League West title


Houston secured a third straight American League West title Sunday with a 13-5 win over the Angels. 

The Astros have one of the best lineups in baseball and their power-hitting was on full display against Los Angeles.

George Springer hit three home runs and added four RBIs while Alex Bregman and Aledmys Diaz also contributed homers.

Astros starter Justin Verlander allowed two runs over five innings and improved his record to 20-6 this season.

The Angels tallied eight hits and got two from Andrelton Simmons. Michael Hermosillo chipped in two RBIs.

Studs of the Night

Milwaukee's Eric Thames hit two home runs as the Brewers topped the Pirates 4-3.

Luis Severino notched nine strikeouts in New York's 8-3 victory against Toronto.

Christian Vazquez went 3 for 5 with three RBIs to lift the Red Sox to a 7-4 win over Tampa Bay.

Dud of the Night

Austin Riley was hitless in four at-bats and struck out three times as Atlanta fell to San Francisco 4-1.

Highlight

The Cardinals have clinched a playoff berth.

What's Next?

Red Sox (81-74) at Rays (92-64) 7:10 p.m. ET — Tampa Bay is still battling with Cleveland for the second American League wild-card spot. The Indians' upcoming series against the White Sox won't make things easy for the Rays, so they'll need to hold off Boston on Monday.



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