Padres win, earn postseason berth for first time since 2006

A city and its lone remaining major professional sports franchise waited 14 years and then through the first six months of an ongoing pandemic and on Sunday through two extra innings.Finally, for the first time since 2006 and just the sixth time in their 52 seasons of existence, the Padres are headed to the postseason.They clinched that berth by beating the Seattle Mariners 7-4 in 11 innings Sunday afternoon in a nearly empty ballpark, with just a few dozen team employees and the faces of a thousand fans affixed to cardboard cutouts looking on.After Trevor Rosenthal struck out Philip Ervin, th…

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