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A's earn playoff spot, then beat Seattle

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SEATTLE (AP) Champagne flowed in the clubhouse as players bopped around and screamed in a wild celebration after the Oakland Athletics clinched their first playoff berth in four years.

"It's a lot of fun," a soaked Khris Davis said. "We're just trying to enjoy the moment. It's a blast. We've been waiting for this day for a while. I feel so much excitement. It's just a dream come true."

The surprising Athletics were assured no worse than an American League wild card Monday night when Tampa Bay lost to the New York Yankees. A few hours later, Oakland finished off a 7-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners behind Davis' major league-leading 46th home run.


AL Earned Run Average
Rank Name ERA
1 B. Snell, TB1.90
2 T. Bauer, Cle2.21
3 J. Verlander, Hou2.60
4 C. Kluber, Cle2.83
5 G. Cole, Hou2.92
6 M. Clevinger, Cle3.07
7 C. Morton, Hou3.18
8 M. Fiers, Oak3.31
9 C. Carrasco, Cle3.35
10 L. Severino, NYY3.38
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NL Earned Run Average
Rank Name ERA
1 J. deGrom, NYM1.77
2 A. Nola, Phi2.45
3 M. Scherzer, Was2.57
4 K. Freeland, Col2.84
5 M. Foltynewicz, Atl2.88
6 M. Mikolas, StL2.94
7 T. Williams, Pit3.04
8 J. Taillon, Pit3.16
9 Z. Greinke, Ari3.21
10 P. Corbin, Ari3.23
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