The Bowling Green Hot Rods and the Burlington Bees saw their winning streaks come to an end Friday, while the Fort Wayne TinCaps lost their eighth game in a row.
The Cedar Rapids Kernels beat the Hot Rods 8-2, thanks in part to a five-run 5th inning that included a three-run homer by Jaylin Davis. Both Bowling Green runs scored on solo homers, hit back-to-back by Brett Sullivan and Manny Sanchez to lead off the top of the 7th inning. Sanchez has homered in five consecutive games, tying current Miami Marlins infielder Derek Dietrich for the Hot Rods franchise record set in 2011.
The Hot Rods had won their previous nine games, matching the franchise record set in 2011.
Burlington’s winning streak came to an end Friday, too, as the South Bend Cubs beat the Bees 4-3 in 10 innings. Carlos Sepulveda’s RBI single in the bottom of the 10th gave South Bend the walk-off win.
The Bees had won their last eight games.
At Fox Cities Stadium, the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers completed a three-game sweep of the Fort Wayne TinCaps with an 8-7 win.
Wisconsin’s offense was led by Lucas Erceg, who went 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, and three runs batted in. He was promoted to the Timber Rattlers last Tuesday and is 7-for-14 with four RBI in the Midwest League.
Troy Stokes also had three hits for the Timber Rattlers. He hit two doubles and a triple, and drove in one run. Marcus Greene Jr. went 3-for-5 with a solo homer and three RBI for the TinCaps.
Fort Wayne has lost its last eight games. The team starts a three-game road series versus the Beloit Snappers on Saturday.