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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.

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Rank Name Svs
1 E. Díaz, Sea56
2 C. Kimbrel, Bos42
3 B. Treinen, Oak37
4t A. Chapman, NYY31
4t S. Greene, Det31
6 C. Allen, Cle27
7 F. Rodney, Oak25
8t K. Giles, Tor24
8t K. Kela, Tex24
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NL Saves
Rank Name Svs
1 W. Davis, Col41
2 K. Jansen, LAD37
3 F. Vázquez, Pit36
4 B. Boxberger, Ari32
5 R. Iglesias, Cin29
6 B. Norris, StL28
7 S. Doolittle, Was25
8 B. Hand, SD24
9 B. Morrow, ChC22
10 J. Familia, NYM17
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