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Morning Mound Visit: Atlanta and Astros win division titles

Astros clinch; Atlanta clinches; Giants can clinch tonight

Tampa Bay Rays v Houston Astros Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images

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.

Quick Hits

The Padres are dead, but Fernando Tatis yet lives.

Aaron Judge hit two homers to help the Yankees beat the Blue Jays.

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.