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Chicago White Sox are first MLB team to clinch division title, earn AL Central for their second straight postseason appearance

After their 7-2 victory over the second-place Cleveland Indians on Thursday, the Chicago White Sox have clinched the American League Central title.

The White Sox (86-66) lead the Indians (74-77) by 11½ games ahead of Game 2 of their doubleheader Thursday night. It’s the sixth division championship for the White Sox and first since 2008. They are the first MLB team to clinch a division this season and are making their first back-to-back postseason appearances in franchise history.

Editorial credit: Joe Hendrickson /

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