Tuesday, September 16, 2008
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The Bricktown Showdown - Class AAA baseball's one-game championship - will feature Nick Green's team, but not the Duluth infielder.
The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees wrapped up the International League championship without Green, who injured his back on a swing in the second game of the Governors' Cup series against Durham.
Sacramento, which defeated Richmond in the Bricktown Showdown last year, is back in tonight's title game at Oklahoma City after winning the Pacific Coast League championship for the fourth time in six years. The RiverCats are the top farm team of Oakland.
The Bricktown Showdown will be broadcast at 8 p.m. on ESPN2.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Sacramento each won their best-of-five series in four games, with the Yankees demolishing Durham 20-2 in the decider after three one-run games.
Green, who played in the majors with Atlanta, Tampa Bay, Seattle and the New York Yankees, had four hits in five at-bats against Durham before hurting his back.