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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 Runs Scored
Rank Name R
1 M. Betts, Bos125
2 F. Lindor, Cle124
3 J. Martinez, Bos106
4 J. Ramírez, Cle104
5 A. Bregman, Hou103
6 A. Benintendi, Bos100
7 G. Springer, Hou99
8t M. Chapman, Oak98
8t M. Trout, LAA98
10t K. Davis, Oak95
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NL Runs Scored
Rank Name R
1 C. Blackmon, Col112
2 C. Yelich, Mil109
3 M. Carpenter, StL107
4 O. Albies, Atl103
5 T. Turner, Was101
6t N. Arenado, Col99
6t B. Harper, Was99
8 J. Báez, ChC97
9t F. Freeman, Atl94
9t P. Goldschmidt, Ari94
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