The Milwaukee Milkmen ended the home portion of their regular season schedule at Franklin Field Sunday with a 6-3 victory over Kane County. Here are the current standings in the North Division of the American Association.
WINS-LOSSES-WINNING %-LAST GAME-LAST 10 GAMES
|Chicago Dogs †||58||34||0.630||–||1L||8-2|
|Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks †||56||37||0.602||2.5||1W||8-2|
After sitting in 1st place in the division for some time the Milkmen ran into tough times and are now in 3rd place. Winning the division is still numerically possible with a week left in the season.
Where the teams finish is critical.
The Board of Directors of the American Association of Professional Baseball this month approved a plan to expand the 2021 postseason schedule with a play-in game that will pit the second- and third-place clubs in each division against each other for the right to advance to the North and South Division Championship Series.
In the new format, the second- and third-place teams in each division will face off on Sept. 8 in a one-game playoff. The winner of the two play-in games will advance to face the regular-season champion of their respective division in a best-of-five division championship series, which will begin on Sept. 10. Division series winners will then advance to the best-of-five American Association Finals, which are scheduled to begin on Sept. 17.
Previously, only the top two teams in each division qualified for the playoffs.
2021 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION POSTSEASON SCHEDULE
Sept. 8: Play-In Game (#2 vs. #3)
Sept. 9: Travel Day
Division Championship Series:
Sept. 10: Game 1
Sept. 11: Game 2
Sept. 12: Travel Day
Sept. 13: Game 3
Sept. 14: Game 4 (if necessary)
Sept. 15: Game 5 (if necessary)
Sept. 16: Travel Day
American Association Finals:
Sept. 17: Game 1
Sept. 18: Game 2
Sept. 19: Travel Day
Sept. 20: Game 3
Sept. 21: Game 4 (if necessary)
Sept. 22: Game 5 (if necessary)