Chicago became the first AL team to clinch a spot in the playoffs, even though the White Sox lost.
Seattle was a big winner on the next-to-last Sunday of the regular season, beating Oakland 3-2 in the finale of a four-game series to retake a one-game lead over the Athletics in the AL West.
"We had a chance to do it on the field and fell apart, but we'll take it," Chicago first baseman Paul Konerko said after Sunday's 6-5, 10-inning loss to the Minnesota Twins. "We didn't win the division because of one day. It was won over six months."
Chicago clinched its first division title since 1993 and ended Cleveland's five-year reign as AL Central champions when Kansas City completed a 9-0 win over the Indians.
A few moments later at the Metrodome, Matt Lawton hit a two-out homer in the 10th off Kevin Beirne (1-2), capping Minnesota's comeback from a 5-0 deficit.
"We've been pushing and pushing. I never thought we'd get back this quickly," said Frank Thomas, the lone remaining active player from the White Sox's last division winner in 1993. "This is special."
"I've never seen a celebration by both teams when the game ends," White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf said.
Mariners 3, Athletics 2
After losing the first three games of the series, Seattle took a 3-0 lead and hung on.
"If we would have gotten swept, we would have been down a game and then we'd have to rely on somebody else," first baseman John Olerud said. "Today was a game we had to win."
Seattle leads the AL West at 87-69, while Oakland is 85-69, one game in front of Cleveland (84-70) in the wild card race.
Run-scoring singles by Olerud in the first and Mike Cameron in the second put the Mariners ahead, and Carlos Guillen hit a leadoff homer in the fourth off Ariel Prieto (1-2).
Jason Giambi hit a two-run homer in the sixth off John Halama (13-9), and Arthur Rhodes and Kazuhiro Sasaki combined for 3 2-3 innings of hitless relief, with Sasaki getting his 35th save.
Royals 9, Indians 0
Blake Stein (8-4) allowed four hits in seven innings, and Jose Santiago finished with two-hit relief.
The Indians headed home to play a unique day-night doubleheader Monday: Chicago in an afternoon makeup and Minnesota at night in a regularly scheduled night game -- the first three-team doubleheader at the same ballpark since the St. Louis Cardinals beat the New York Giants 6-4 and lost to the Boston Braves 2-0 on Sept. 13, 1951, at Sportsman's Park.
Charles Nagy (2-7) gave up six runs, four hits and two walks in 2 2-3 innings.
Yankees 6, Tigers 3
At Yankee Stadium, Andy Pettitte (19-8) became the first pitcher to win 100 games with the Yankees since Ron Guidry, and Tino Martinez homered twice as New York won for just the third time in 11 games.
The Yankees have a 5 1/2-game lead and cut their magic number for winning the AL East to three over second-place Toronto.
Pettitte gave up three runs and seven hits in 7 1-3 innings, and Mariano Rivera pitched the ninth for his 36th save. Jeff Weaver (10-15) allowed four runs and eight hits in seven innings.
Devil Rays 6, Blue Jays 0
Rookie Travis Harper (1-2), making his fourth major league start, pitched a two-hitter at SkyDome for his first big league win.
John Flaherty hit a three-run homer for the Devil Rays, just 4-17 in September. Steve Trachsel (8-14) allowed two runs and eight hits in seven innings.
Orioles 1, Red Sox 0
Mike Mussina (10-15) tied his career high with 15 strikeouts, allowing five hits in seven innings at Fenway Park and walking none. Boston is five games back in the wild card race and seven games behind in the AL East.
Tomo Ohka (3-6) gave up four hits in 7 1-3 innings, and Eugene Kingsale hit an eighth-inning sacrifice fly off Rich Garces.
Baltimore left fielder Delino DeShields threw out Bernard Gilkey at the plate trying to score on Brian Daubach's short flyout in the ninth.
Angels 9, Rangers 2
Ramon Ortiz (7-6) pitched a five-hitter at Texas for his second complete game of the season.
Darin Erstad broke a 2-all tie in the seventh with a home run off Jonathan Johnson (1-1) and Troy Glaus followed with his league-leading 44th home run. Mo Vaughn added an eighth-inning grand slam.
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