The New York Yankees routed the Los Angeles Angels 9-1 Thursday night in the Bronx, clinching first place in the AL East with victory No. 100.
Despite putting 30 players on the injured list this year, New York made Aaron Boone the first manager to win 100 games in each of his first two major league seasons.
"We got a lot bigger fish to fry, but this is the first step along the way," Boone said.
New York's 19th AL East title was its first following a run of 13 in 17 years that started in Derek Jeter's rookie season. The Yankees will be making their 21st postseason appearance in 25 years and 55th overall.
The Yankees increased their season home run total to 292. The Twins lead the majors with 293.
Cleveland 7, Detroit 0: Mike Clevinger pitched six shutdown innings, Franmil Reyes homered in his return to the lineup and the host Indians moved into a tie for the second AL wild card with a win over the Tigers.
Francisco Lindor added three hits, and Cleveland matched Tampa Bay at 90-63 with the Rays idle. Both teams trail Oakland by two games for the top spot. The Indians trail the Twins by four games in the AL Central.
The Indians defeated the Tigers for the 17th straight time this season to match a franchise record set against Baltimore in 1954. Cleveland won 18 of 19 in the season series and outscored Detroit 116-38.
Clevinger (12-3) is 11-1 with a 1.89 ERA over his past 15 starts.