Saturday's win over the Astros changed the entire postseason outlook for the Red Sox.
Not only did the 6-3 win against Houston at Fenway Park clinch the American League Eastern Division for the second straight year but it also:
Allowed Chris Sale to not have to pitch Sunday, thus saving him for Game 1 Thursday in Houston.
Eliminated any possibility of a tie-breaking game against the Yankees in the Bronx Monday.
Kept Boston away from Cleveland in the first round.
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Drew Pomeranz went six innings for the win, his 17th of the season. He gave up one run on three hits and a pair of walks while striking out three in Boston's 6-3 win.
Carson Smith came out for the seventh inning but couldn't get anyone out, allowing a run on three hits. David Price calmed the Fenway Faithful by striking out George Springer with the bases loaded to end the inning.
The Red Sox scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the fourth inning on an RBI single by Hanley Ramirez and a run-scoring double by rookie Rafael Devers.
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