SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 30: Tony Kemp #5 of the Oakland Athletics turns a double play over Ty France #23 of the Seattle Mariners during the eighth inning at T-Mobile Park on September 30, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
SEATTLE - The drought is over!
Cal Raleigh delivered a pinch-hit, walk-off home run off Oakland Athletics reliever Domingo Acevedo on a full count with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Mariners to a 2-1 victory on Friday night.
The win clinches the first playoff berth for the franchise in 21 years, snapping the longest playoff drought of any team in the "Big Four" North American sports.
USE IT OR LOSE IT! You might need this for Monday, Seattle Mariners fans. The postSEAson is on for the first time in more than two decades. Good luck from the Good Day Seattle team: Bill Wixey + Liz Dueweke #SeaUsRise See below!