SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -

At end the of the season the hottest team in the American Association is the Sioux Falls Canaries.

Though the Birds six game win streak won't be nearly enough to get them into the playoffs it might be enough to earn interim manager Shelby Ford a full time job.

When Chris Paterson was fired and Ford hired as interim manager on July 19th the Canaries were a league worst 17-38.

Since the Birds have gone 23-22 despite trading away their top power hitter David Bergin.

The question after today's season ending 7-5 loss at Kansas City is whether it will be good enough for Ford to have the interim tag removed.