PEORIA, Ill. — The Peoria Chiefs clinched the second-half wild card spot with a 6-2 win over Quad-Cities on Thursday night, setting up a first-round playoff matchup against the River Bandits beginning Wednesday.
With the game tied at 2-2, Peoria opened the bottom of the fifth inning with three walks on the way to a four-run inning to send the River Bandits to their third straight loss.
Dylan Carlson and Danny Hudzina connected on two-run singles in the inning which included four walks in all.
Cesar Rosado was tagged with all four runs on two hits without recording an out. Wander Franco homered and Cody Bohanek had three hits for Q-C.
Houston third baseman Colin Moran, on a rehab assignment with the Bandits, was 0-for-2 with a walk. Moran has split time between the Astros and Triple-A Fresno the past two seasons.
Clinton 6, Kane County 4: Dimas Ojeda tied the game with a two-run homer in the fifth inning and Gareth Morgan hit a two-run shot in the bottom of the 10th for his second walk-off homer of the season to lift the LumberKings to the victory Thursday at Ashford University Field.
Yojhan Quevedo also homered for Clinton, which forced extra innings when Nick Thurman scored on a throwing error in the ninth.