Raleigh’s homer sends Mariners to 1st playoffs since 2001

Seattle Mariners shortstop J.P. Crawford turns a double play after forcing out Oakland Athletics’ Seth Brown at second base on a ball hit by Conner Capel during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

ATLANTA — Cal Raleigh homered with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Seattle Mariners ended the longest playoff drought in baseball with a 2-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.