Yankees clinch postseason spot after Padres beat Mariners

For the fourth straight season, the Yankees are headed to the playoffs.

The Yankees clinched a postseason spot on Sunday night after the San Diego Padres beat the Seattle Mariners.

After a historic 60-game shortened season, the Bronx Bombers will try to find magic in October to bring home their 28th World Series Championship.

Going into into this last week, a lot of postseason spots are still wide open.

San Diego and the Yankees clinched berths in the expanded 16-team field Sunday. Yet overall, only seven slots are claimed.

Tampa Bay, Oakland, the White Sox and Minnesota also have earned AL spots, and Cleveland, Toronto and Houston have the inside track on the three remaining positions.

But the NL playoff picture is a scramble -- only the Dodgers and Padres are in so far. Atlanta and the Cubs hold division leads, Miami and Philadelphia are the break-even point. With six spots in play, it should be an entertaining week with Cincinnati, Milwaukee and San Francisco all at .500.

Brandon Woodruff (2-4, 3.45) and the Brewers begin a three-game series at Cincinnati. Reds righty Luis Castillo is 3-5 in 10 career starts against the Brewers, including 1-3 over the past two seasons.

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