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Red Sox 6, Astros 3: Astros' chase for the top AL record falls short

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Red Sox secure the AL East title on Saturday.

Houston Astros v Boston Red Sox Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images

The Houston Astros had to watch the Boston Red Sox celebrate their AL East championship on Saturday, which also meant the Astros will face the Red Sox in the opening round of the American League playoffs.

The Red Sox won 6-3 on Saturday over the Astros and gave the Indians the top record in the AL.

Lance McCullers Jr. allowed five earned runs over 4 1/3 innings. The start might solidify Brad Peacock and Charlie Morton as the other two starters with Justin Verlander and Dallas Keuchel. But we should find out shortly.

The Astros offense scored two runs after singles from Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa, Evan Gattis and Yuli Gurriel. David Price was brought in to get a hold after the Astros offense got rolling.

Brian McCann homered in the ninth inning and Cameron Maybin followed with a double. But Craig Kimbrel was able to close out the save.