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Kelly Johnson

Mets clinch 1st playoff spot since '06 by beating Reds 10-2

Thousands of Mets fans chanted David Wright's name as he wrapped up an on-field interview and headed back toward the sloshy clubhouse. He paused to wave and soak in the moment. The team captain wasn't sure he'd ever do this again, not with that last playoff appearance nine years ago. Finally, the wait was over. As Wright's champagne-and-beer-soaked shirt proclaimed: "The East Is Ours." The Mets are back in the playoffs for the first time since 2006 after clinching their sixth NL East title on Saturday with a 10-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds. Lucas Duda hit a grand slam in the first inning, and Wright put the final touches on it with a three-run homer in...