Springer 3 HRs, Verlander 20th win, Astros clinch AL West

HOUSTON (AP) — George Springer, Justin Verlander and the Houston Astros put a check mark in the September box. And amid the celebration of clinching their third straight AL West title, they already were thinking ahead to what they might achieve in October. “You can’t ever take the first goal for granted,” Verlander said. “I […]