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Winnipeg – With just one week remaining in the schedule, the Winnipeg Goldeyes have a shot at winning the American Association North Division title. And they also control their own fate in the battle for the Wild Card berth. But either way, the Fish would wind up meeting St. Paul if they clinch a post season berth.
The Goldeyes have the third best record in the AA at 54-39, even after losing two of three games to Sioux City this past weekend. But that’s only good enough for second place in the North behind the Division leading St. Paul Saints who own the best record in the league at 57-36.
The Fish open a three game series in St. Paul on Tuesday Night, and have won six of the last seven meetings with the Saints. So that three game deficit could disappear in a hurry, especially with home field advantage up for grabs. But Winnipeg has also cooled off of late, with a 4-6 record in their last 10 games. So the Goldeyes also have to make sure they protect the Wild Card berth they currently occupy by a 2 1/2 game margin over Laredo.
Following the series at CHS Field, the Fish head back to Shaw Park for a season ending four game series at home versus the arch-rival Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, who would love nothing better than to play the role of spoiler over the course of the Labor Day Weekend.
Those final four games could also determine the American Association’s RBI King as former Goldeye Josh Mazzola of Fargo-Moorhead leads the league with 74, just 1 ahead of Winnipeg Outfielder Willie Cabrera.