Juan Páez | Crawfish Boxes: The Astros clinched their fourth division title in five years with a 3-2 win over the Rays. Dusty Baker also became the first manager to clinch a division title with five different teams. The Astros will play the White Sox in the Divisional Series starting next Thursday.
Kris Willis | Talking Chop: Atlanta swept the Phillies to clinch the NL East. This is Atlanta’s fourth-straight postseason berth, and they’ll face the Brewers in the Divisional Series starting Friday.
Brady Klopfer | McCovey Chronicles: The Giants survived a three-run first inning to beat the Diamondbacks 5-4 for their 105th win of the season. Late Night LaMonte Wade Jr. delivered the game-winning hit. The Giants’ magic number is down to two, so they can clinch the NL West with a win Friday night and a Dodgers loss.
The Padres are dead, but Fernando Tatis yet lives.
.@tatis_jr hits it OUT OF DODGER STADIUM! pic.twitter.com/EXJIOq2iWG— MLB (@MLB) October 1, 2021
Aaron Judge hit two homers to help the Yankees beat the Blue Jays.
ALL RISE.@TheJudge44 did it again! pic.twitter.com/O73c7OlS2H— MLB (@MLB) October 1, 2021
Ryan Mountcastle hit a three-run homer to spoil the Red Sox. Boston’s loss moved Seattle into a tie for the second Wild Card.
RYAN MOUNTCASTLE IS HERE TO SHAKE THINGS UP! pic.twitter.com/7hBE3XHDRk— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) October 1, 2021