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Astros Top Red Sox As Both Rest Up For ALDS Matchup

Jose Altuve ran away with the AL batting title.

The AL West race wasn't any closer.

Altuve coasted to his third AL batting crown despite going hitless in two at-bats and the Houston Astros rallied for their 101st win Sunday, cruising into the playoffs with a 4-3 victory over Boston in a preview of their AL Division Series matchup.

"This is the first time I've won a batting title, and the team's going to go to the playoffs," said Altuve, who is also among the favorites for the AL MVP.

"I think every single player in the big leagues, after they win a World Series, would like to win an MVP. That would make me really proud. But, to me, we're still...