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DBacks clinch playoff berth, home field for wild card game

Posted: 7:33 PM, Sep 24, 2017
Updated: 2017-09-24 22:33:41-04
DBacks clinch playoff berth, home field for wild card game

J.D. Martinez lined a two-out RBI single to deep left field with the bases loaded in the ninth inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Miami Marlins 3-2 on Sunday to clinch the top wild card in the National League.
    
The Diamondbacks, who won only 69 games a year ago but are 90-66 this season, were already assured a playoff berth earlier in the day when St. Louis lost at Pittsburgh, and Milwaukee was beaten at home by the Chicago Cubs.
    
But the comeback victory over Miami ensured Arizona will host the NL wild-card game Oct. 4.
    
Fernando Rodney (5-4) pitched a perfect ninth for the win.