The San Diego Padres’ followers, with tears in their eyes and their voices quivering, stood off their seats Saturday evening, took out their cell phones, and snapped footage and video for posterity.

The Padres, after 54 years of existence, lastly slayed the mighty Los Angeles Dodgers, their hated rivals 90 miles north on the I-5 Freeway.

The Padres, in one of many best moments in San Diego sports activities’ historical past, knocked off the Dodgers, 5-3, in entrance of a wild sellout crowd at Petco Park

The Dodgers, who gained 111 regular-season video games, tied for the fourth-most in baseball’s historical past, are going dwelling.

It's going to go down as one of many best upsets in baseball’s historical past with the Padres ending 22 games behind the Dodgers within the NL West standings

It was the primary time since 1906 when the Chicago White Sox gained the World Sequence over the Cubs, that a crew completed with 22 fewer victories than their opponent and gained their postseason sequence.

The Padres’ crowd, which wildly waved their brown and yellow towels and chanted “Beat LA!’’ all evening, stood in disbelief when the ultimate out was made, making an attempt to fathom what transpired.

The Padres, for the primary time since 1998, are going to the Nationwide League Championship Sequence.