For the first time since 2008, the American League Central crown resides in Chicago. In game one of a twin bill, the White Sox defeated the Indians 7-2 behind home runs from Tim Anderson, Luis Robert, Eloy Jimenez, and Tim Anderson, lowering the magic number to zero. Astonishingly, this is the first time in franchise history that they have reached the post-season in consecutive seasons.
The White Sox can spend the final week of the regular season preparing for their ALDS opponent, who looks to be the Astros, in a rematch of the 2005 World Series. Hopefully, now that the pressure of clinching is off, the team can buckle down and get on a good run heading in to the playoffs.