The Astros took down the Red Sox Friday with a 3-2 victory at Fenway Park. The win was Houston's 100th of the season, giving MLB three 100-win teams for the first time since the 2003 season. Houston joined the Indians (101) and the Dodgers (102) as the teams with 100 wins this year. It's just the sixth time in MLB history that three teams have won at least 100 games in the same season. Charlie Morton (14-7) gave the Astros a solid start while Alex Bregman's two-run home run in the fifth inning provided a lead Houston would never relinquish. The Red Sox threatened to tie the game in the sixth inning, but strikeouts by Francisco Liriano and Chris Devenski ended a bases-loaded scoring threat and Boston's chance to lock up the American League East title Friday. Boston's magic number remains at 1 as the Yankees stayed alive for the division title with a 4-0 over the Blue Jays. The Yankees are now two back of the Red Sox in the AL East. If the Yankees were to win the final two games of the season and the Red Sox drop two to the Astros, the Yankees would be the AL East champions because they won the series series by taking 11 of 19 games against Boston.
Astros' win gives MLB three 100-win teams for first time since 2003
Sporting News | Sep 30