CLEVELAND: Reaching 101 wins isn’t an easy task. But notching win No. 101 looked like a breeze for the Indians, who dominated the Chicago White Sox 10-1 Friday night at Progressive Field.

The Indians’ 101 wins are the second most in franchise history, behind only the 1954 team’s 111 victories.

The Houston Astros beat the Boston Red Sox 3-2 Friday, meaning the Indians will have to wait at least one more day to clinch the No. 1 seed in the American League playoffs.

The Indians (101-59) put together a six-run second inning and four-run third to overpower the White Sox, and starting pitcher Trevor Bauer delivered a gem in his final start of the regular season. From the second inning on, the game was never in doubt.

Austin Jackson began the onslaught with an RBI single off White Sox starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey, scoring Jason Kipnis, who opened the inning with a walk. With two on, Jose Ramirez followed with a two-run double to left-center field to make it 3-0.

It was Ramirez’s 55th double of the season, making him only the third player in franchise history to reach that mark, joining Tris Speaker (1923) and George Burns (1926). It was also the 90th extra-base hit of the season for Ramirez, who became only the fourth Indians player to ever reach that milestone, previously accomplished by Hal Trosky (1936), Albert Belle (1995) and Grady Sizemore (2006).

With three runs already home in the inning, a mistake by the White Sox (66-94) quickly turned costly. Edwin Encarnacion grounded a ball to shortstop Tim Anderson with two outs, but the ball skipped under his glove to allow Ramirez to score.

Jay Bruce followed with a two-run home run to left-center field, pushing the lead to 6-0. It was Bruce’s 36th home run of the season and seventh with the Indians.

Kipnis opened the third with a double and was followed by Yandy Diaz, who also doubled to make it 7-0. The Indians then loaded the bases for Encarnacion, who ripped a double off reliever David Holmberg to clear the bases and push the lead to 10-0.

Bauer (17-9) tossed six scoreless innings, allowing one earned run on four hits and no walks and striking out seven. Bauer, slated to start Game 3 of the American League Division Series, finished the regular season with 196 strikeouts.

Ryan Lewis can be reached at rlewis@thebeaconjournal.com. Read the Indians blog at www.ohio.com/indians. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/RyanLewisABJ.