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Oakland Athletics clinch first AL West title since 2013

The A’s became the first team in the majors to lock up a division crown in this pandemic-shortened season.
Credit: MLB
The Oakland A's were crowned the American League West Champions on Monday.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Athletics clinched their first AL West title since 2013 on Monday night with an assist from the rival Astros. 

Houston lost 6-1 to the Seattle Mariners, ending its three-year reign as division champion. 

The A’s became the first team in the majors to lock up a division crown in this pandemic-shortened season.

They will be home for a best-of-three playoff series beginning Sept. 29. 

Oakland was off Monday before opening an interleague series at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday.