The victory pulled the Angels back within a game of the Minnesota Twins for the second American League wild-card spot. The Red Sox magic number to reach the postseason dropped to seven.
They are also 4 ½ games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers, who own the best record in the Majors and the home-field advantage for the World Series.
Don't think Cleveland will coast through the final 13 games of the regular season. The Indians needed a little help, as the Toronto Blue Jays had to defeat the Minnesota Twins, but after their 22-game win streak a division title was simply an inevitability.
Arizona won its eighth straight on the road despite playing without hot-hitting J.D. Martinez, who was a late scratch with a stiff neck. They have an impressive combination of pitching prowess coupled with a potent offense that keeps them in every game they play.
PHILADELPHIA - Rookie Jorge Alfaro hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning to push Philadelphia past Oakland.
Yankees 8, Orioles 2: Luis Severino tied a career high by pitching eight innings while Didi Gregorius homered and drove in four runs, leading NY to a victory over Baltimore. With a 16-4 record, a 2.44 ERA and five complete games, Kluber is on the short list for most dominant pitchers in baseball. He struck out seven and walked one while throwing 95 pitches. He also did it April 18 vs. the Chicago White Sox and May 24 against the Kansas City Royals.
The Red Sox, who have won eight of their last 10 games, got a solo home run and an RBI single from Mookie Betts. It was his first career walk-off hit. Frazier capped the scoring with a long-two run homer in the seventh off Donnie Hart.
WASHINGTON - Rich Hill allowed just one hit and one run in five innings and combined with five relievers on a four-hitter and rookie Cody Bellinger was 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs as Los Angeles defeated Washington.
Reds 4, Pirates 2: Zack Cozart homered twice, Scott Schebler and Joey Votto each added a solo shot, and Homer Bailey allowed a run over five-plus innings, lifting Cincinnati to a victory over Pittsburgh in the opener of a three-game series.
It was nip-and-tuck through the first four innings. "We just wanted to show our appreciation because we don't take it for granted". Against the Royals on September 16, Lindor was 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored.
If Cleveland can stave off the Astros-who trail the Indians by 1 1/2 games for the AL's top record-the Indians will be guaranteed home-field advantage through at least the ALCS. He made his third start of the month and muffled San Diego. Cleveland has won eight of the last 10 meetings and the total has gone under six times.