The matchup is set for Tuesday night's Triple-A National Championship, and here might be a tough one for Bisons fans to take: The Cleveland Indians have another Triple-A title.
The Columbus Clippers wrapped up the International League Governors' Cup with a 13-2 destruction of defending champion Durham on Friday, clinching the title in the Bulls' home park as Double-A callup Jason Kipnis hit for the cycle. It's Columbus' first title since 1996, when it was still the Yankees' top farm, and the fourth for the Tribe in the last 14 years. You may recall the Baby Chief Wahoos won in Buffalo in 1997, 1998 and 2004.
In the PCL, Tacoma completed a three-game sweep of defending champion Memphis with Friday's 10-6, 11-inning win. The Rainiers had to play the entire series on the road because of renovations to their home park and still swept the Redbirds. Tacoma played its first-round home games at Safeco Field, home of the parent Mariners, but it wasn't available for this series.
Tuesday's title game in Oklahoma City will be televised on Versus live at 8 p.m. Durham won last year's title in 11 innings over Memphis.