HOUSTON, TX – The Houston Astros clinched their fourth American League West Division title in the past five seasons tonight, following their victory over the Tampa Bay Rays at Minute Maid Park.
This marks the 10th division title and 15th playoff berth overall in Astros franchise history. In addition to now winning the AL West four times (2017-19, 2021), the Astros have also won the NL West twice (1980, 1986) and the NL Central four times (1997-99, 2001). Additionally, Houston has made the postseason as a Wild Card on four occasions (2004-05, 2015, 2020) and also qualified for the postseason in the strike-shortened 1981 season after finishing with the best record in the NL West in the second half of that season. This year marks the Astros 15th time in franchise history to qualify for the postseason.
The Astros have also now made the postseason in five consecutive seasons (2017-21) for the first time in franchise history.