After winning their division, the Astros Triple-A affiliate Round Rock Express defeated the Iowa Cubs three games to two in the best-of-five Pacific Coast League semifinals. The win makes the Express the winners of the PCL’s American Conference and advanced them to the PCL Championship series.
The series featured several dramatic games, as the first four were all decided by one run. Round Rock won the first two games at home in extra-inning walk-off fashion. Game One went 11 innings, with the Express scoring three runs to erase a two-run deficit.