BALTIMORE (AP) — Gerrit Cole knows the 2018 season will ultimately be judged on how he performs in the playoffs.So for at least a week Tony Phillips Jersey , the Houston Astros right-hander will savor what he accomplished from April through September.Cole went over 200 innings with a sharp outing against the Baltimore Orioles, and Houston got a home run from Josh Reddick in a 2-1 victory Friday night.The Astros close out the regular season at Camden Yards this weekend after clinching the AL West title on Tuesday night. Houston opens the playoffs at home against Cleveland on Oct. 5.Cole gave up one run, five hits and a walk over six innings. His four strikeouts gave him 276 for the season, and he finished with 200 1/3 innings.Although Cole wasn’t involved in the decision, he will enter the playoffs with a 15-5 record, a 2.88 ERA and a five-game winning streak.“I thought it was a great body of work,” Cole said. “I thought a lot of the personal numbers reflect how well we’ve played as a team this year. Certainly the innings mark for sure.”Manager A.J. Hinch couldn’t have been happier with the way Cole pitched this season.“He exceeded really anything we could’ve hoped for,” Finch said. “It’s not easy to get through 200 innings. It’s not easy to post over time and get the quality he did. It’s one thing to have expectations. It’s another to step up and do it.”Cole and the Astros trailed 1-0 in the sixth before Reddick tied it with his 17th home run, a drive off rookie David Hess that sailed over the right-field scoreboard.Marwin Gonzalez put Houston in front with a bases-loaded single in the eighth off Tanner Scott (3-3).Tony Sipp (3-1) and Collin McHugh each pitched one inning before Roberto Osuna worked the ninth for his 21st save. He’s 12 for 12 since coming to the Astros from Toronto in late July.The game ended with center fielder Jake Marisnick making a diving catch of a sinking liner by Renato Nunez with the potential tying run on second base.“Defensively you’re not going to do too many walk-off things,” Marisnick said, “but that was pretty cool.”PICK ME!Hinch intends to talk to players about their status for the postseason on Sunday. With such a glut of talent on the roster http://www.athleticsfanproshop.com/authentic-walt-weiss-jersey , it’s likely that a handful of players will see their seasons unexpectedly come to an end.“They’re all avoiding me,” Hinch said. “This is the deepest team that most of these guys have played on, so they’re realists. They understand that this is a hard team to crack.”He plans to reveal his starting post-season rotation by the end of the weekend.MR. JONESAdam Jones was selected the Most Valuable Oriole in a poll of writers and broadcasters who cover the team.Jones is 33, his contract expires after this season and the Orioles are rebuilding with youth. So, these could be his last days in Baltimore.Many in the crowd gave him a standing ovation during each of his four trips to the plate.He responded with an RBI double in the first inning and hit a drive to the warning track in the ninth.The fans are unsure if Jones will be back, and so are his teammates. “To think it could be the end is sad,” catcher Caleb Joseph said.Afterward, Jones said, “Three more games in 48 hours, and we’ll evaluate after that.”DAVIS DONEOrioles first baseman Chris Davis has apparently put an end to one of the worst seasons in major league history.Baltimore manager Buck Showalter said Friday that Davis — mired in a 1-for-37 skid — probably won’t play again in 2018.Davis will finish with a .168 batting average, lowest by a qualifier in big league history. The previous record was .179 Marcus Semien Jersey , by Rob Deer in 1991 and Dan Uggla in 2013.UP NEXTAstros: Justin Verlander (16-9, 2.60 ERA) and Dallas Keuchel (12-11, 3.75 ERA) warm up for the playoffs in Saturday’s single-admission doubleheader.Orioles” Dylan Bundy (8-16. 5.49 ERA) puts an end to a disappointing season, and rookie Yefry Ramirez (1-7, 6.07 ERA) seeks his first win since July 24. Bench coach Mark McGwire is leaving the San Diego Padres to spend more time with his family, according to Jeff Sanders of the San DiegoUnion-Tribune.McGwire has served on manager Andy Green's coaching staff sinceDec. 2015. That staff is undergoing major changes this offseason, however, ashitting coach Matt Stairs and infield coach Josh Johnson were both fired earlier in October and McGwire is quitting his post as well.McGwire, 55, was one of the most feared power hitters of his generation during his playing years, hitting 583 home runs and 1 http://www.athleticsfanproshop.com/authentic-joe-morgan-jersey ,414 RBI in his career. He was the 1987 American League Rookie of the Year and a 12-time All-Star, most famously surpassing Roger Maris' previous record of 61 homers in a single season by blasting 70 with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1998.That record would then be broken by Barry Bonds (73) in 2001.During his playing career, McGwire played for the Oakland Athletics鈥攆orming the famous "Bash Brothers" with fellow slugger Jose Canseco鈥攁nd the Cardinals. His many achievements earned an asterisk, however, when he admitted to steroid use during his career. That steroid use has also played the major part in McGwire never being inducted into the Hall of Fame.After his playing career, McGwire served as the Cardinals hitting coach for three seasons and the Los Angeles Dodgers' hitting coach for another three before joining the Padres.During his tenure in San Diego, Sanders noted that McGwire "was not only an experienced right-hand man for Green, he was leaned on heavily for his expertise at the plate."According toAJ Cassavellof MLB.com,Triple-A manager Rod Barajas is a "top candidate" to replace McGwire, though "it's unclear who the Padres will call upon to fill his place."He added that "early indications" suggest the Padres may fill out their coaching staff vacancies with internal candidates.