— San Jose Giants (@SJGiants) September 3, 2019
The single-A affiliate San Jose Giants clinched the playoffs for the first time since the 2016 season, securing a North Division wild card berth with a 7-1 win over their rival Stockton Ports on Monday afternoon. The club celebrated the achievement just like the big league club would, by popping countless bottles of champagne.
The Giants won 10 of their final 12 games to finish 1.5 games ahead of Modesto for the playoff spot. The Giants will take on the Visalia Rawhide in the best-of-five North Division Series beginning on Wednesday. San Jose hosts Games 1 and 2 on Wednesday and Thursday respectively before the series shifts to Visalia for Games 3, 4 and 5.