Indians clinch 2nd straight-IL West title

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At one point this season, the Indianapolis Indians had the best record in all of minor league baseball.  While some of the players who helped them get to that point are now playing in Pittsburgh, the fantastic start was enough to help propel the Indians to yet another IL West Title.

The Indians beat Rochester 6-4 Saturday to clinch the division crown.  This is the first time since joining the International League the Indians have won back-to-back division crowns.  The last time the organization accomplished such a feat was during the 1994-95 seasons when they were in the American Association.

Indians will play Games 1 and 2 of their best-of-five series on the road at Durham on Sept. 4 and 5, before returning to Victory Field.  The Indians are guaranteed to play at least one playoff game at Victory Field September 6th.  Games four and five of the series (if necessary) against the Bulls would also be at home September 7th and 8th.

The Indians have four more regular season home games starting with a two-game series against Toledo August 26th and 27th.

Catcher Tony Sanchez started the season in Indianapolis, but is now in Pittsburgh.  On the same night the Indians celebrated a title, Sanchez hit his first major league home run during the Pirates 6-3 loss to the San Francisco Giants.

The Indians have announced that fans can also enjoy Monday Dollar Menu pricing of $1 for hot dogs, peanuts, Cracker Jack, popcorn and potato chips during all home playoff contests.

(photo courtesy of @indyindians twitter account)

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