Astros clinch American League West Division Title for sixth time in seven seasons

Postseason gear is now available in the Astros Center Field Team Store during a 24-hour sales event

October 1st, 2023

HOUSTON, Texas – After clinching their seventh-straight postseason berth on Saturday night, the reigning World Series champion Houston Astros clinched their sixth American League West Division title in the past seven seasons following their 8-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on Sunday afternoon. The Astros were also helped by a 1-0 Seattle Mariners victory over the Texas Rangers.

This marks the 12**th** division title and 17**th** playoff berth overall in Astros franchise history. The Astros have won the AL West six times, including the last three straight (2017-19, 2021-23) and 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 17th time in franchise history to qualify for the postseason.

The Astros have also now made the postseason seven consecutive seasons (2017-23), extending their franchise record. The Astros have also made the postseason eight of the last nine seasons (since 2015) and join the Dodgers as the only team in the Majors to qualify for the postseason in each of the last seven years.

Astros manager Dusty Baker has guided his club to 13 postseason appearances overall and has led the Astros to four consecutive postseason bids. He is the first manager in MLB history to win division titles with five different clubs (Astros, Nationals, Reds, Cubs, Giants), and has now won 10 division titles in his managerial career, including the last three-straight years with the Astros. Baker boasts 51 postseason managerial wins, fourth all-time, including a 28-14 record in the postseason with the Astros.

The Astros are the No. 2 seed in the American League and will have home-field advantage in the AL Division Series, with game one set for Saturday, Oct. 7 against the winner of the Wild Card series between No. 3 seed Minnesota Twins vs. No. 6 seed Toronto Blue Jays at Minute Maid Park.

WINNING WAYS: The Astros are just the second team in history and only in the American League to advance to six-straight ALCS (2017-2022), a feat that has only been accomplished by one other club in Major League history, the 1991-99 Braves. That Braves team advanced to every LCS played from 1991-99, excluding the 1994 season, which was not played.

The reigning World Series champions, the Astros have advanced to the World Series four of the last six seasons (2017, 2019, 2021 and 2022), winning twice (2017 and 2022).

The Astros 86 postseason games played since 2017 are the most in the Majors and their 53 postseason wins in that span are also the most in MLB.

Individual tickets for the Astros ALDS home games are on sale now. The ALDS will begin on Saturday, Oct. 7 at Minute Maid Park, with game one, game two on Sunday, Oct. 8, and an if-needed game on Friday, Oct. 13. Visit to purchase tickets and to register for your chance to purchase tickets for potential future Astros 2023 Postseason games before they go on sale to the public.

2024 Season Tickets are also on sale now. The only way to guarantee access to every Astros home postseason game is with 2024 Season Tickets.  For more information and pricing, please email [email protected] or call (713) 259-8402.


The Astros Center Field Team Store is now open for a 24-hour event to celebrate the 2023 AL West title. Fans can get their postseason and division champions merchandise and more throughout the event. The team store will be open until 7 pm on Monday, Oct. 2, with visits from the Shooting Stars from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Orbit will also visit from noon – 1 p.m. Free coffee and pastries will be available to shoppers on Monday morning.

The Center Field Team Store will have expanded Postseason hours beginning this week and running until the conclusion of the Postseason from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturdays.