|Regular Season comes to an end.|
The Portland Microbrewers clinched the N.L. West at 94-68, they went 3-3 in their last series against the Sacramento 66'ers, while the Seattle Rainiers won their series 5-1 over the King Road Kings to reach the playoffs as the N.L. Wild Card with an 86-76 record. In the American League, the Fairgrove Tigers clinched the A.L. West, and helped make sure the Boston Bravos (of the A.L. East) qualify as the wildcard by beating the Carolina Panthers, 5-1. The National League West had all four of the division's teams mathematically in the hunt, the last two series.
The Bravos still have a rescheduled game (due to rain) to play, with the Bronx Bombers visiting -- for the official final game of the regular season.
So the playoff picture looks like this...
Boston Bravos (92-69) at Fairgrove Tigers (95-67) for Games 1 & 2
Fairgrove at Boston for Game 3 & Game 4* (*if necessary).
Game 5* (*if necessary) at Fairgrove.
South Shore Fighting Imps get 1st Round (Bye)
Seattle Rainiers (86-76) at Portland Microbrewers (94-68) for Games 1 & 2
Portland at Seattle for Game 3 & Game 4* (*if necessary)
Game 5* (*if necessary) at Portland.
Urbana Locomotives get 1st Round (Bye)
The Locomotives are hoping for a long series, so that Carlos "Chooch" Ruiz (and his .360 batting average) can play a part in the ALCS.