A's try to clinch playoff spot vs. Twins

(AP Photo/Ben Margot)

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Oakland Athletics can clinch their first playoff spot since 2014 when they complete a three-game series against the Minnesota Twins on Sunday afternoon.

The A's (94-61) have consecutive walk-off wins over the Twins to open the series and lowered their magic number to be assured of at least a wild-card spot in the playoffs to one.

Either an A's win on Sunday or a loss by the Tampa Bay Rays (86-68) earlier in the day would give Oakland fans reason to celebrate in the club's home finale.


AL Batting Average
Rank Name BA
1 M. Betts, Bos.339
2 J. Martinez, Bos.329
3 J. Altuve, Hou.317
4 M. Trout, LAA.316
5 M. Brantley, Cle.310
6 W. Merrifield, KC.304
7 J. Segura, Sea.304
8 N. Castellanos, Det.303
9 M. Smith, TB.302
10 J. Wendle, TB.300
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NL Batting Average
Rank Name BA
1 C. Yelich, Mil.320
2 S. Gennett, Cin.316
3 B. Zobrist, ChC.311
4 F. Freeman, Atl.311
5 L. Cain, Mil.308
6 A. Rendon, Was.305
7 J. Martínez, StL.302
8 N. Markakis, Atl.302
9 C. Dickerson, Pit.298
10 P. Goldschmidt, Ari.296
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