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Astros clinch AL West with 100th win

Houston Astros relief pitcher Roberto Osuna (54) celebrates with catcher Martin Maldonado (15) after the Astros defeated the Toronto Blue Jays in a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

TORONTO (AP) Houston is heating up as October approaches.

The Astros clinched another AL West title and reached 100 wins for the second straight season, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 Tuesday night behind Alex Bregman's two-run homer.

Houston improved to 100-57 and was assured of first place hours later when second-place Oakland (95-63) lost at Seattle. The Astros will open the Division Series at home against Cleveland on Oct. 5.


AL Pitcher Strikeouts
Rank Name K
1 J. Verlander, Hou280
2 G. Cole, Hou272
3 C. Sale, Bos229
4 C. Carrasco, Cle225
5 L. Severino, NYY220
6 T. Bauer, Cle219
7 C. Kluber, Cle216
8 B. Snell, TB211
9 M. Clevinger, Cle202
10 J. Paxton, Sea199
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NL Pitcher Strikeouts
Rank Name K
1 M. Scherzer, Was300
2 J. deGrom, NYM259
3 P. Corbin, Ari242
4 A. Nola, Phi216
5 G. Márquez, Col210
6t M. Foltynewicz, Atl193
6t Z. Greinke, Ari193
8 N. Pivetta, Phi185
9 J. Gray, Col182
10 Z. Godley, Ari180
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