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Aeros Advance, 5-2; Kinston Keeps Rolling

Mariano Gomez ... a key Kinston victory.

Now, both the Akron Aeros and Kinston Indians are playing for championships. The Aeros defeated the Altoona Curve, 5-2, in Game 5 of the Southern Division Finals on Sunday and will defend its Class AA Eastern League title against Portland. Meanwhile, Kinston remained undefeated in the 2006 playoffs, defeating Frederick, 3-2, to take a 2-0 lead in the Class A Carolina League championship series.

EASTERN LEAGUE PLAYOFFS Akron won the Southern Division of the Eastern League by 10 1/2 games over second-place Altoona, then eliminated the Curve in five games in the first round of the playoffs and will play the Portland Sea Dogs in a rematch of the 2005 finals. Portland eliminated Trenton in four games in the 2006 Northern Division series. The Aeros are seeking their third championship in four...

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