Oakland Athletics reach playoffs for first time since 2014

OAKLAND (BCN)-- The Oakland A's have clinched a berth in baseball's postseason as the New York Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays today.

It's the first playoff berth for the A's since 2014.

The A's are ensured a spot in the American League Wild Card Game next week.

The Yankees are leading the A's by two games for the top spot in the league's Wild Card race and so are currently in line to host the one-game playoff. The A's are playing the Seattle Mariners tonight with a chance to narrow their deficit.

Playoff tickets go on sale starting Friday, with a pre-sale planned for Thursday for A's Access members.

Any possible home playoff games for Oakland - if they end with a better record than New York and host the wild card playoff or, if the A's advance past the Yankees and play in the American League Division Series - will go on sale at 9 a.m. Friday.