While the Padres (34-20) knocked out the Mariners (23-30) after 11 innings Sunday at Petco Park in San Diego, the Yankees (31-22) have more to play for.
With seven games left on the 2020 regular-season schedule, the Yankees face the Toronto Blue Jays (27-26) Monday through Thursday at Sahlen Field in Buffalo.
The Yankees then close things out against the Miami Marlins (28-25) Friday through Sunday at Yankee Stadium.
Currently second in the AL East, the Yankees trail the Tampa Bay Rays (35-19) by 3.5 games.
The MLB playoffs are expanded for 2020, featuring eight apiece for the AL and NL.