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Padres clinch postseason birth for 1st time since 2006 in 7-4 win over Mariners

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RESPECT San Diego.

MLB: San Diego Padres at Seattle Mariners Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

The Padres and Mariners went into extra innings, but a breakthrough 11th inning for the Friars’ bats elevated San Diego over Seattle in a 7-4 win at Petco Park that secured the team’s first playoff birth since 2006.

Mitch Moreland sparked the three-run rally a RBI double. Another RBI single from Jurickson Profar pushed the score to 6-4 and a throwing error by Seattle allowed Austin Nola to score the game’s final run.

Dinelson Lamet worked six innings and finished with 10 strikeouts. He raised his total Ks to 89, which is now atop the National League. He also allowed just a pair of hits.

Closer Trevor Rosenthal earned the win in tonight after pitching the final two innings, finishing with two strikeouts and allowing just a single hit.

Seattle starter Justin Dunn pitched a little under six innings, allowing two hits, three runs, and striking out six. The Mariners were led offensively by 2B Dylan Moore who went 2-of-5 at the plate with a pair of RBIs.

The Padres have the day off tomorrow before they begin a two-game series at home against the Angels.