Whitecaps clinch first-half Eastern Division title

The West Michigan Whitecaps were rained out Thursday, but they still clinched the first-half Eastern Division title thanks to a Dayton Dragons loss with only three games left in the first half.

The Whitecaps clinched a first-half playoff berth Wednesday and needed only a win or a Dragons loss to grab the division title. They are the only Midwest League team to clinch a playoff berth so far, with only three days left before the All-Star break.

Dayton leads the Eastern Division wild-card race by a game-and-a-half over both the Lansing Lugnuts and the South Bend Cubs. In the Western Division, the first-place Kane County Cougars have a half-game lead over the Cedar Rapids Kernels and a game-and-a-half lead over the Quad Cities River Bandits.

This entry was posted in 2017 Playoffs, Cedar Rapids Kernels, Dayton Dragons, Kane County Cougars, Lansing Lugnuts, Midwest League, Quad Cities River Bandits, South Bend Silver Hawks, West Michigan Whitecaps. Bookmark the permalink.

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