For the first time in 13 years, the Chicago White Sox are the American League Central champions.
The team defeated Cleveland 7-2 on Sept. 23 as it split a doubleheader that officially eliminated the Guardians (formerly known as the Indians) from postseason contention. Cleveland won the second game 5-3, but it was too late to save that team's season.
For Chicago (86-66), Tim Anderson went deep to lead off the game and then launched a three-run blast during a six-run second inning. He had not homered since Aug. 20.
"Once the postseason starts, hopefully we keep that same momentum and keep pushing," Anderson said. "We all understand that this is just a start. We're going to celebrate this and put it behind us and keep moving, keep pushing, and hopefully we can do something special."