Rochester joins Frederick in title column

September 10, 1990|By Jim Henneman

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.

Twenty-four hours before Rochester beat Columbus, 5-1, to claim the International League title, the Frederick Keys won the Single A Carolina League crown.

The Keys' 7-5 comeback win over Kinston Friday night, after they trailed 5-0 in the fourth inning, ignited what is being called the biggest sports celebration in Frederick history. "You couldn't ask for a better script," said Wally Moon, the Keys' ecstatic manager.

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