Gurriel’s home runs help Astros clinch playoff spot
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Yuli Gurriel hit a grand slam and a two-run homer on his way to a career-high seven RBIs as the Houston Astros clinched a playoff berth by routing the visiting Los Angeles Angels 11-3 on Friday night.

George Springer added a three-run shot in the eighth for the Astros, who are looking to secure the AL West title. They began the day with a 3½-game lead over second-place Oakland.

Houston starter Gerrit Cole allowed three hits and three runs in seven innings in his fifth straight win. He also...

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