The defending champions Houston Astros captured he American League West Division title of the Major Leagues by beating the D'Backs 8-1 of Arizona and take advantage of the 1-0 defeat of the Texas Rangers against the Seattle Mariners.
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With the victory, the Astros also earned the right to be bye in the first round of the playoffswhich begin on Tuesday the 3rd.
In it last day of the regular season After six long months, the Rangers shut out in Seattle and settled for a wild card spot in the playoffs, while the Astros boost their bid to repeat the title in the World Seriesl.
Houston and Texas finished with a balance of 90-72but the Astros took over the tiebreaker and, therefore, the division crown by winning the season series over the Rangers, who were left with the second wild card ticket.
Meanwhile, the defeat of Arizona also gave Miami the second wild card in the National League despite having fallen 3-0 on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Piratesleaving Arizona as the third and final bid for the playoffs in the 'Old Circuit'.
The Texas defeat and Houston victory They also assured that toronto would take over third wild card ticket in the league American.
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