Instead of crowning a Triple-A champion through postseason play, Minor League Baseball and Major League Baseball announced the addition of a "Final Stretch" schedule that will add 10 games to the Chihuahuas schedule.

Fans at the Double-A, High-A and Low-A levels will see playoffs with a twist. The top two teams in each league will face off in a best-of-five series on Sept. 21. Normally, each division winner makes it to the postseason. However in this format, only the top two teams by winning percentage will play for the championship of their respective level.

Unlike the other levels, there will be no playoffs in Triple-A. Both Triple-A West and Triple-A East will have two five-game series that start late September and end on Oct. 3.

Triple-A baseball will crown two "champions." The Regular Season Champion will be crowned to the team with the best winning percentage at the end of the regular season. Then, there will be a title for the Triple-A Final Stretch given to the team with the best winning percentage during the 10-game stretch. There are tiebreakers in place for the Triple-A Final Stretch that involves regular season win percentage.

The Chihuahuas (25-33) have their final homestand set for Sept. 23-27 versus the Sugar Land Skeeters (Houston Astros). They close the season on the road against Oklahoma City (Los Angeles Dodgers) from Sept. 29 to Oct. 3.

"From where we started in April to now, it's nice to get these extra games and get to 65 home games for the El Paso community," said Brad Taylor, MountainStar Sports Group Sr. Vice President and Chihuahuas General Manager.

CHIHUAHUAS FINAL STRETCH SCHEDULE

  • September 23 vs. Sugar Land Skeeters (Houston Astros) 7:05 p.m.
  • September 24 vs. Sugar Land Skeeters (Houston Astros) 7:05 p.m.
  • September 25 vs. Sugar Land Skeeters (Houston Astros) 7:05 p.m.
  • September 26 vs. Sugar Land Skeeters (Houston Astros) 6:05 p.m.
  • September 27 vs. Sugar Land Skeeters (Houston Astros) 12:05 p.m.
  • September 28 Off
  • September 29 at Oklahoma City (Los Angeles Dodgers) 6:05 p.m.
  • September 30 at Oklahoma City (Los Angeles Dodgers) 6:05 p.m.
  • October 1 at Oklahoma City (Los Angeles Dodgers) 6:05 p.m.
  • October 2 at Oklahoma City (Los Angeles Dodgers) 6:05 p.m.
  • October 3 at Oklahoma City (Los Angeles Dodgers) 12:05 p.m.

*Dates, times, and opponents are subject to change.