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Oakland Athletics' Billy Butler heads for home plate after hitting a home run off Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Erasmo Ramirez in the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 24, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. In the background is Athletics third base coach Ron Washington. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Tampa Bay Rays clinch AL playoff berth

January 1, 1970

A startling comeback on the final day of the regular season (Sept. 28) carried the Tampa Bay Rays back to the playoffs.