The JetHawks will need to pass three teams in the next five days if they are to become the first Astros' full-season affiliate to make the play-offs since 2007. A win Monday night at Rancho Cucamonga would have put Lancaster in a four-way tie for the California League South Divsion first half title.
However, the JetHawks gave up three runs in the bottom of the ninth to lose 5-4 and fall two games behind the division- leading Quakes. Lake Elsinore and High Desert are tied for second one game behind Rancho Cucamonga. The JetHawks play two more games at Rancho Cucamonga before closing the first half with a three-game home stand against Inland Empire, Thursday through Saturday.