Brewers' Tellez records last 3 outs in blowout to clinch playoff spot
The Milwaukee Brewers clinched a playoff berth with first baseman Rowdy Tellez recording the last three outs as a pitcher in a 16-1 win against the Miami Marlins on Friday.
Tellez recorded his first career strikeout during the appearance:
The 28-year-old is the first position player in MLB history to close out a clinching game for a winning team, according to Brewers media relations director Mike Vassallo.
Milwaukee will be returning to the postseason for the fifth time over the last six years. The team's magic number to clinch the NL Central is down to one.
The Brewers will host the final NL wild-card team in a best-of-three series at American Family Field beginning Oct. 3. Their opponent is likely to be one of the Chicago Cubs, Miami Marlins, or Cincinnati Reds.
Christian Yelich led the way offensively Friday, collecting two homers with fives RBIs while scoring four runs.
Meanwhile, Corbin Burnes allowed two hits with six strikeouts and two walks over five shutout innings.