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Sport Rally puts Padres back in playoffs for 1st time in 14 years

04:00  21 september  2020
04:00  21 september  2020 Source:   ap.org

Machado, Paddack lead Padres over Mariners, 6-1

  Machado, Paddack lead Padres over Mariners, 6-1 SAN DIEGO (AP) While Fernando Tatis Jr. cools down, Manny Machado is heating up as the San Diego Padres close in on their first playoff berth in 14 seasons. Machado homered twice and drove in four runs, Chris Paddack one-hit Seattle for six shutout innings and the Padres beat the Mariners 6-1 Friday night to reduce their magic number to two for their first playoff berth since winning the NL West in 2006. They've already clinched their first winning season since 2010. The Mariners' loss helped the Oakland Athletics clinch their third straight playoff berth.

The San Diego Padres are returning to the playoffs for the first time in 14 years after beating the Seattle Mariners 7-4 Sunday with a three-run rally in the 11th The Padres last reached the playoffs in 2006, when they won the NL West for the second straight season and were eliminated by the St

SAN DIEGO (AP) — After 14 long years , the San Diego Padres are back in the playoffs , this time with a cast of stars who never flinch when they get down. The Padres beat the Seattle Mariners 7-4 Sunday with a three-run rally in the 11th inning that included a go-ahead double by newcomer Mitch

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres are returning to the playoffs for the first time in 14 years after beating the Seattle Mariners 7-4 Sunday with a three-run rally in the 11th inning that included a go-ahead double by newcomer Mitch Moreland.

San Diego Padres' Wil Myers watches his three-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy) © Provided by Associated Press San Diego Padres' Wil Myers watches his three-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

The clincher came in the finale of a series that was moved from Seattle because of poor air quality due to wildfires, so the Mariners were considered the home team and batted last. After closer Trevor Rosenthal (1-0), another newcomer, struck out Phillip Ervin for the final out, the Padres had a brief but joyous celebration in the infield. Then they gathered near the dugouts to get playoff caps and T-shirts.

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The San Diego Padres are returning to the playoffs for the first time in 14 years after beating the Seattle Mariners 7-4 Sunday with a three-run rally in the 11th The Padres last reached the playoffs in 2006, when they won the NL West for the second straight season and were eliminated by the St

SAN DIEGO (AP) — After 14 long years , the San Diego Padres are back in the playoffs , this time with a cast of stars who never flinch when they get down. The Padres beat the Seattle Mariners 7-4 Sunday with a three-run rally in the 11th inning that included a go-ahead double by newcomer Mitch

San Diego Padres' Wil Myers (4) is congratulated by Eric Hosmer (30), Jake Cronenworth (9) and Mitch Moreland (18) after hitting a three-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy) © Provided by Associated Press San Diego Padres' Wil Myers (4) is congratulated by Eric Hosmer (30), Jake Cronenworth (9) and Mitch Moreland (18) after hitting a three-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

Although Petco Park was devoid of spectators, a handful of fans watched from a rooftop bar just beyond left-center field and several others watched from balconies on an office building high above right field.

The loss by Seattle also locked up an American League playoff berth for the New York Yankees.

Each team scored in the 10th inning and the Padres started the 11th with Manny Machado on second base. Moreland, obtained in a trade with Boston on Aug. 30, lifted an opposite-field fly down the left-field line off Casey Sadler(1-1) and it dropped just in front of Tim Lopes. Machado, who held up halfway to third, hustled around and scored for a 5-4 lead.

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — After 14 long years , the San Diego Padres are back in the playoffs , this time with a cast of stars who never flinch when they get down. “It’s been a quick but hard year . Everybody has struggled, everybody has put their good work and now we have each other’s back and we find a

The San Diego Padres are returning to the playoffs for the first time in 14 years after beating the Seattle Mariners 7-4 with a three-run rally in the 11th The Padres last reached the playoffs in 2006, when they won the NL West for the second straight season and were eliminated by the St. Louis

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Justin Dunn delivers during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy) © Provided by Associated Press Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Justin Dunn delivers during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

The Padres added on with Jurickson’s Profar RBI single and an error by second baseman Dylan Moore.

San Diego Padres' Wil Myers (4) is congratulated by Manny Machado (13) and Jurickson Profar (10) after hitting a three-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy) © Provided by Associated Press San Diego Padres' Wil Myers (4) is congratulated by Manny Machado (13) and Jurickson Profar (10) after hitting a three-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

The Padres last reached the playoffs in 2006, when they won the NL West for the second straight season and were eliminated by the St. Louis Cardinals for the second consecutive year.

It’s been so long since the Padres played in the postseason that two members of that team, closer Trevor Hoffman and catcher Mike Piazza, are in the Hall of Fame. One of that team’s outfielders, Dave Roberts, is in his fifth season managing the rival Los Angeles Dodgers.

Goldschmidt, Cardinals win 7-4 in Padres' return to playoffs

  Goldschmidt, Cardinals win 7-4 in Padres' return to playoffs SAN DIEGO (AP) Given a chance to catch their breath after a crazy month and a half, the St. Louis Cardinals settled into the playoffs with yet another win against the San Diego Padres. Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run home run during a four-run first inning, St. Louis' bullpen held strong after starter Kwang Hyun Kim stumbled in his playoff debut and the Cardinals ruined the Padres' long-awaited return to the playoffs with a 7-4 victory Wednesday in the opener of their NL wild-card series.The Cardinals got a welcome two days off before this series began.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — After 14 long years , the San Diego Padres are back in the playoffs , this time with a cast of stars who never flinch when they The Padres last reached the playoffs in 2006, when they won the NL West for the second straight season and were eliminated by the St. Louis Cardinals

For the first time in 14 years , the Padres are headed to the postseason. • How they got there: SD's 1 st playoffs since '06. Offensively, the Padres ’ roster is mostly set, but there’s probably one bench spot Manager Jayce Tingler said he was "very confident" Clevinger would be back for the playoffs .

San Diego took a 3-1 lead on a 430-foot, three-run homer by Wil Myers, their longest-tenured player, into the shrubs in front of the batter’s eye in straightaway center field.

The Mariners tied it when Moore, who struck out three times against starter Dinelson Lamet, hit a two-run homer to left off Emilio Pagán in the eighth.

Lamet held Seattle to one run and two hits while striking out 10 and walking two in six innings.

Fernando Tatis Jr. hit a go-ahead single in the 10th before J.P. Crawford hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the inning.

The Padres drew three walks in the first four innings from starter Justin Dunn, who also hit a batter with a pitch. San Diego stole three bases as well, but failed to score.

The Padres finally broke through in the sixth. Eric Hosmer drew a one-out walk and Moreland hit a ground-rule double with two outs before Myers homered on a 2-2 pitch to put the Padres ahead 3-1. It was his 14th.

Myers knew it was gone, and center fielder Kyle Lewis retreated to the warning track before turning and watching the ball sail well over his head.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Padres: RHP Mike Clevinger, whose scheduled start Saturday night was skipped because of tightness in his right biceps, will throw a bullpen Monday, which is an off day. If everything goes OK, he’ll likely start Wednesday at home against the Angels. ... RHP Austin Adams was activated from the injured list. He was on the 60-day IL recovering from left knee surgery when he was obtained as part of a seven-player trade with Seattle on Aug. 30.

UP NEXT

Mariners: LHP Marco Gonzales (6-2, 3.49 ERA) is scheduled to start Monday night in the opener of a three-game home series against the Houston Astros.

Padres: RHP Zach Davies (7-3, 2.69) goes Tuesday night in the opener of a two-game home series against the Los Angeles Angels.

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