Carlos Correa reached 25 homers in the season, the highest number in his life, with a three-run firewood that led Thursday to the Houston Astros to AL West coronation thanks to 3-2 win over Rays from Tampa Bay.
It is the fourth division title won by the Astros in the past five seasons. Total, Houston has 10 divisional pennants in history.
The Astros will play in the playoffs for the fifth consecutive season, with which they will extend a record of the franchise.
The team led by Dusty Baker will open the AL Division Series on October 7 against the White Sox. from Chicago. It is not yet defined who will have the home advantage for that series to the best in a maximum of five games.
With his big hit in the fourth inning, Puerto Rican Correa allowed the Astros to end a streak in which they had lost five of six games.
And the celebration began at Minute Maid Park.
Orbit, the Astros mascot, entered the field with a large orange flag commemorating the divisional scepter. The players screamed and hugged after the last out.
Tampa Bay, which has already secured the top spot on the Young Circuit for the playoffs, he had runners on first and second with no outs in the ninth inning, but didn’t score.