RubberDucks in the Goodyear Drive to the Playoffs this Week at Canal Park
(AKRON, OHIO) - The Akron RubberDucks' Drive to the Playoffs presented by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company comes down to this week's regular-season-ending homestand at Canal Park against the Somerset Patriots, the Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees.
Entering Wednesday night's action, the RubberDucks (71-43) hold the best record in the Double-A Northeast by 1.5 games over Bowie (70-45) and two games over Somerset (69-45). The top two teams (based on winning percentage, regardless of division) from the Double-A Northeast League will meet in a best-of-five series for the league championship. The RubberDucks' magic number (combination of Akron wins and losses by the third-place club needed) to clinch a playoff berth is four. One potential path to a playoff berth is two more RubberDucks victories over Somerset, which plays at Canal Park through Sunday's regular season finale:
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Drive to the Playoffs
Wednesday, Sept. 15, 6:35 p.m. - Somerset at Akron
Thursday, Sept. 16, 6:35 p.m. - Somerset at Akron
Friday, Sept. 17, 7:05 p.m. - Somerset at Akron
Saturday, Sept. 18, 7:05 p.m. - Somerset at Akron
Sunday, Sept. 19, 2:05 p.m. - Somerset at Akron
Tickets for all remaining regular season home games are available at the Canal Park box office, by calling (330) 253-5153 or at www.akronrubberducks.com.
If the RubberDucks qualify for the postseason, they would play in a best-of-five Double-A Northeast Championship Series, with home games presented by Brennan Manna Diamond.
Double-A Northeast Championship Series
Games at Canal Park presented by Brennan Manna Diamond
Tuesday, Sept. 21 - Game 1 at #2 seed (6:35 p.m. if at Canal Park)
Wednesday, Sept. 22 - Game 2 at #2 seed (6:35 p.m. if at Canal Park)
Thursday, Sept. 23 - Travel Day (OFF)
Friday, Sept. 24 - Game 3 at #1 seed (7:05 p.m. if at Canal Park)
Saturday, Sept. 25 - Game 4 at #1 seed, if necessary (7:05 p.m. if at Canal Park)
Sunday, Sept. 26 - Game 5 at #1 seed, if necessary (6:05 p.m. if at Canal Park)
Tickets for potential RubberDucks home Championship Series games presented by Brennan Manna Diamond would become available when the RubberDucks clinch a playoff berth. Any playoff tickets purchased for games not played (for example, "if necessary" games) can be used as a credit for tickets to any 2022 RubberDucks regular season home game.
The Akron RubberDucks are the Double-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. The RubberDucks season is powered by FirstEnergy at Canal Park, with regular season home games through Sept. 19, as Union Home Mortgage Welcomes You Home to Canal Park. Fans can purchase tickets by calling 330-253-5151 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, or visit akronrubberducks.com. For more information about the team, please call 330-253-5151, visit the website at akronrubberducks.com, Facebook page facebook.com/AkronRubberDucks, or on Twitter @AkronRubberDuck, and Instagram @akronrubberducks.
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