Astros have franchise-record six Minor League playoff clubs

HOUSTON, TX — When the Tri-City ValleyCats clinched their division in the NY-Penn League on Tuesday night, it gave the Astros a franchise-record six minor league playoff clubs in 2013.

Additionally, the Astros are the first organization to have six domestic affiliates qualify for the playoffs in the same season since Pittsburgh in 2003.

Also on Tuesday night,  the Greeneville Astros rallied for five runs in the 9th inning for a 7-3, come-from-behind win at Kingsport to advance to the Appalachian League finals. They will play Pulaski in a best of three series.

Below is an update on the Astros minor league playoff teams:

Oklahoma City (AAA): First playoff game will be Wednesday Sept. 4 in Oklahoma City vs. Omaha – Round 1 is a best of 5 series.

Corpus Christi (AA): First playoff game will be Wednesday Sept. 4 in Corpus Christi vs. San Antonio – Round 1 is a best of 5 series.

Lancaster (A): Earned first-round bye. First playoff game will be Saturday Sept. 7 in Lancaster – Round 2 is a best of 5 series. Opponent TBD.

Quad Cities (A): First playoff game will be Wednesday Sept. 4 in Quad Cities vs. Cedar Rapids.  Round 1 is a best of 3 series.

Tri-City (Short-season A): Clinched playoff spot Tuesday night. Opponent TBD.

Greeneville (R): Defeated Kingsport, 2-1, in a best of 3 series to advance to the Appalachian League finals vs. Pulaski (best of 3 series).