Cleveland defends AL Central crown
For the second year in a row, the Cleveland Indians are AL Central champions.
The Indians clinched their title on Saturday night when second-place Minnesota lost to Toronto. Earlier, the Indians bounced back after having their league record winning streak ended at 22 games by beating the Kansas City Royals, 8-4.
This is the first time the Indians have won consecutive division titles since 1999, when they finished a run of five straight firstplace finishes. YANKEES CLINCH WINNING SEASON >> Didi Gregorius and Greg Bird homered for the second straight game, rookie Jordan Montgomery pitched six shutout innings and the Yankees won their fourth straight game, 9-3, over the Orioles. The Yankees (82-66) extended their stretch of winning seasons to 25, the secondlongest such streak in major league history behind their own 39 straight from 192664. They also stayed three games behind AL East-leading Boston. MARLINS RIGHT SHIP >> Derek Dietrich hit a tworun homer, Adam Conley pitched into the sixth inning and Miami beat Milwaukee, 7-4, to stop a sixgame slide. Conley allowed three runs and five hits in 5 2/3 innings in the second game of a series relocated from Miami to Milwaukee because of the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. METS ACE WINS 15TH >> Jacob deGrom set a career high in wins and the Mets snapped a five-game skid with a 7-3 victory over Atlanta. DeGrom (15-9) allowed five hits, one run and two walks in seven innings.