MLB Baseball

A's earn playoff spot, then beat Seattle

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SEATTLE (AP) The Oakland Athletics clinched their first playoff berth since 2014, then beat the Seattle Mariners 7-3 Monday night behind Khris Davis' major league-leading 46th home run.

Jonathan Lucroy, Jed Lowrie and Matt Chapman also homered for the A's, assured no worse than a wild-card berth.

Oakland was one out into the game when Tampa Bay was eliminated with a 4-1 loss to the New York Yankees. The A's went on to win after Chapman broke a 3-3 tie with a two-run drive in the seventh off Shawn Armstrong (0-1).

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Rank Name BA
1 M. Betts, Bos.343
2 J. Martinez, Bos.329
3 J. Altuve, Hou.317
4 M. Trout, LAA.316
5 M. Brantley, Cle.309
6 W. Merrifield, KC.304
7 J. Segura, Sea.303
8 N. Castellanos, Det.302
9 J. Wendle, TB.301
10 M. Smith, TB.299
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NL Batting Average
Rank Name BA
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2 S. Gennett, Cin.315
3 B. Zobrist, ChC.314
4 F. Freeman, Atl.311
5 L. Cain, Mil.308
6 A. Rendon, Was.306
7 J. Martínez, StL.304
8 N. Markakis, Atl.301
9 C. Dickerson, Pit.298
10 D. Peralta, Ari.297
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