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Scoreboard Watching: Yankees gain ground in home-field advantage race

The Astros lost!

Toronto Blue Jays v New York Yankees Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

The Yankees have six games left in the regular season, and at this point we know that they will play baseball in October. It remains to be seen who they will face in the ALDS, however. Here’s a look at all the relevant games that took place yesterday.

Angels support the cause, beat Astros 8-4

Some good news on the home-field advantage front! Wade Miley was lit up by the Angels to the tune of four earned runs over one inning pitched. The Astros were pretty much doomed from the start of this game. Because of that, Houston now has a 101-54 record compared to the Bombers’ 101-55 record.

Indians, Twins both lose

The Phillies beat up on Cleveland, winning the game 9-4. Remember when Brad Miller was in Scranton earlier this year? Me neither. The outfielder hit two dingers last night. Bryce Harper also got in on the action with a three-run bomb off of Oliver Perez.

Things didn’t go any better for the Twins over in Minnesota. The awful Kansas City Royals crushed them 12-5. Jose Berrios started the game off on the wrong foot, and relievers Taylor Rogers and Trevor Hildenberger added insult to injury. Ryan O’Hearn had a big day for Kansas City, going 3-for-4 with a double and home run. Former Yankee Ryan McBroom also went 2-for-4.

AL Wild Card remains close

The Rays beat the Red Sox 5-4 in extra innings, which is always a fun outcome, despite the fact that Boston was already eliminated from the playoffs. Nate Lowe hit a walk-off home run to finally end the game. The Athletics also trounced the Rangers, so Tampa Bay didn’t make any progress in their hunt for the top Wild Card spot. Oakland remains 1.5 games ahead.

Dodgers fall to Rockies

After a 4-2 loss to Colorado, the Dodgers remain two wins behind the Yankees and Astros. With just a week left of games, they might be running out of time to finish the season with the best record in baseball. Of course, this only really matters if they were to face the Yankees in the World Series.