The A's are going dancing for the third straight season.
With their 6-0 win over the Giants on Friday, combined with the Seattle Mariners' 6-1 loss to the San Diego Padres, the A's (32-19) clinched an MLB playoff spot.
A's clinch a third straight playoff berth with 6-0 win over Giants and Mariners loss at Padres. Oakland could capture first AL West crown since 2013 as soon as Saturday with a win and Astros loss.
— Janie McCauley (@JanieMcCAP) September 19, 2020
— Oakland A's (@Athletics) September 19, 2020
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The A's won 97 games in each of the last two seasons, but were relegated to the AL Wild Card Game where they lost both times.
This year, the A's are on track to win the AL West. Following action on Friday, they hold a seven-game lead over the Houston Astros. Oakland currently holds the No. 3 seed in the American League behind the Chicago White Sox and Tampa Bay Rays.
The A's can win the division as soon as Saturday if they win and the Astros lose to the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Fielding one of their best rosters in years, the A's have aspirations of winning their first World Series title since 1989. On Friday, they officially took the first step towards achieving their goal.