The celebration began with defeat Arizona Diamondbacks and they find themselves defenseless against others Houston Astros who came out in a hurry. In the first two innings they almost defined the game with a rally of four in the initial inning and another in the second.
The Astros are eyeing the division title and are not losing focus. Seattle Mariners did his part and beat 1×0 Texas and that way, after an easy 8×1, the Astros were crowned champions of the American League West.
An inning later, a triple by Alex Bregman and a sacrifice fly by Kyle Tucker extended the lead. The score didn’t move until the fifth inning when another triple by Kyle Tucker coupled with an error by Jake McCarthy put the sixth on the board.
Jose Abreu put the finishing touches on the Houston Astros
In the lucky seven, the big man Houston throughout the series, Jose Abreu, lost the ball with Kyle Tucker on board to put the finishing touch on the scoreboard. Abreu had 18 home runs and 90 RBIs, 28 of them in the month of September, leading the American League.
The final score came in the bottom of the eighth. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. He hit his 35th double of the year to bring home his 82nd career lead. In this last department he was two away from his personal record.
Christian Javier (10-5) has a lineup of Arizona usually no everyday players. The Dominican didn’t have any runs in six innings; He struck out four and walked three to leave his ERA at 4.56.
In four games, Houston They went from being in danger of not qualifying to being the division champion. Seattle’s excellent 3-1 finish against Texas was the perfect ending to the movie. Unfortunately for the Mariners they fell short, as with Saturday’s loss, any chance of making the postseason was gone.
In this way, Houston is the second seed and will patiently wait for the winner between Minnesota Twins y Toronto Blue Jays. For its part, Arizona, which finally got the last wild card in the National League, will be the opponent of Milwaukee in the first round of the postseason.
The remaining games are as follows: The Tampa Bay Rays will host the Texas Rangers and the winner will face the Baltimore Orioles in another American League Division Series.
For the National League, the other wild card matchup will be a tie Miami Marlins and Philadelphia Phillies. The winner will help Atlanta Braves while the winner between Milwaukee and Arizona will face each other Los Angeles Dodgers.