Monterrey and Trenton, linked by the two major deals they made before the season started, clinched their respective division titles on the same day. Monterrey clinched their division with a 23-3 win over Huntington combined with the Nashville Sounds' 5-4 loss at Las Vegas. With their win Monterrey also became the second team in either league to win 100 games, afer Milwaukee. Last night's starting pitcher, Philip Allensworth said, "We're really happy, and I personally like the fact that I got to pitch the clinching game. But we're not satisfied. Our goal from Spring Training was to win the whole thing. We're far from done".
Trenton lost to San Juan, 5-3, but clinched their division title when Norfolk lost at Memphis, 6-5. They currently hold a 1-game lead over Montreal for the top spot in the NL. "It's a great feeling", said MVP candidate LF Ken Davis after the game. "Most people wrote us off early, but we started off well and haven't looked back. We've received contributions from everyone- this really is a team". Both teams could receive byes to the 2nd round.