Curve clinch Western Division for second straight year

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Manager Michael Ryan said last Sunday when the Altoona Curve clinched their fourth straight playoff berth, it was the first of four.

Well number two came Sunday when the Curve defeated Bowie 10-7 to wrap up the Western Division for the second consecutive season. The Curve will play the Akron Rubberducks in the 1st round of the Eastern League playoffs.

The Eastern League playoffs begin on Wednesday, September 5 with the Curve traveling to Akron for games one and two of the Western Division Series. The remainder of the series will shift to Peoples Natural Gas Field beginning on Friday, September 7. Game three is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Friday in Altoona. If necessary, game four will have a 4 p.m. first pitch on Saturday followed by game five starting at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

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