Rochester opens a best-of-seven series for the Triple A Alliance championship tonight against American Association champion Omaha, which beat Nashville last night, 8-7, in the fifth and deciding game. The Red Wings will play the first three games of the championship series at home, then finish on the road.
Daniel Boone (11-5), Baltimorean Mike Linskey (7-9) and this year's No. 1 draft choice, Mike Mussina (0-1), are scheduled to pitch the first three games for the Red Wings, with Mickey Weston pitching the first game on the road. Mussina has a 1.71 earned run average in three starts for Rochester after going 3-0 at Hagerstown with a 1.49 ERA.
Rochester won the International League championship for the second time in three years, with Weston (13-1) getting credit for two wins, including the clincher Saturday night.