Des Moines, IA - The Iowa Cubs are in first place in the American Northern Division of the 16-team Pacific Coast League. With five games left this season, the Cubs have a one game lead over the Memphis Redbirds, Triple-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals.
Iowa and Memphis will play the final four regular season games Friday at Principal Park. The Cubs and Redbirds' head-to-head record this season is tied at 6-6. In the event of a tie, Memphis would clinch the tie-breaker because their division record is better than Iowa's.
Memphis 22-22 (4 remaining)
Iowa 18-26 (4 remaining)
If Iowa wins and Memphis loses tonight, the Cubs would clinch the division title with two wins in the final four games against Memphis. The same scenario is true if both teams would lose tonight. If Memphis wins tonight and Iowa loses, they would need to win three of four games from Iowa to win the division outright.
The Cubs play the Albuquerque Isotopes tonight in Albuquerque before returning home Friday to play the Memphis Redbirds in the final four games of the 2010 season.
All PCL standings can be seen here.