What a birthday present for Lance McCullers Jr., who turned 28 years old Saturday — and he didn’t even pitch one ball today.

Yordan Alvarez and the Houston Astros clinched home-field advantage against the Chicago White Sox in the American League Division Series next week after cruising past the Oakland Athletics 10-4 on Saturday evening at Minute Maid Park.

Keenan Betz: 409-683-5237, keenan.betz@galvnews.com or on Twitter @surebetkeenan

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