Tempe Angels Qualify for the Playoffs


The Tempe Angels had to beat the Scottsdale Giants last night in their final game of the regular season to face the Giants in a one-game playoff for the Arizona League’s East Division title.

In the bottom of the 12th with two outs, John Rickard singled home pinch-runner Heath Nichols and the Angels won, 1-0.

So the two teams face each other again tonight, this time at Scottsdale, at 7:00 PM MDT.

The winner goes on to face the West Division winner, the Peoria Mariners, who get a bye because they won both halves of the season. That game is scheduled for Monday.

Click Here to read an article on MiLB.com that previews the AZL playoffs. It has a nice photo of Mike Trout.

UPDATE August 30, 2009 11:45 AM PDTClick Here to read Rodney Johnson’s article on last night’s game.

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