It was a memorable day in San Diego on Sunday, when the Padres clinched their to begin with postseason berth in 14 a long time by overcoming the Sailors, 7-4, in 11 innings at Petco Stop. In the interim, the Yankees punched their ticket to the playoffs for the fourth successive year in spite of losing to the Red Sox at Fenway Park, 10-2 — Seattle’s misfortune in San Diego clinched a spot for Unused York.
WHO HAS CLINCHED: The Dodgers became the first team to clinch a postseason berth on Wednesday, and were joined by the Rays and White Sox on Thursday. On Friday, the Athletics punched their ticket to the postseason for the third straight year, and on Saturday, the Twins earned their second consecutive playoff berth. The Yankees and Padres clinched postseason berths on Sunday — it was the fourth straight playoff berth for New York, and the first in 14 years for San Diego.
WHO IS NEXT: The A’s can clinch their first AL West title since 2013 with an Astros loss today or tomorrow, or an Oakland win tomorrow.
Here is a look at where each remaining contender — defined as being fewer than five games out of a playoff spot, stands heading into today. Teams are listed by division and then in order of standing.
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