Minnesota Twins prospect Alex Kirilloff homered twice and drove in six runs to lead the Cedar Rapids Kernels to a 12-9 win over the Peoria Chiefs at Dozer Park on Wednesday.
They were Kirilloff’s first home runs since 2016, after the former first-round draft pick missed the entire 2017 season because of Tommy John surgery. In addition to a two-run homer in the 1st and a three-run homer in the 3rd, Kirilloff singled home a run in the 6th.
You can read more about Kirilloff in my Kernels team preview here.
The Kernels offense also included Ben Rodriguez going 3-for-5 with a homer, a double, and two RBI; and a solo homer by David Banuelos.
Dylan Carlson hit a three-run homer for the Chiefs. Peoria’s Taylor Bryant went 3-for-5 with a double, three runs scored, and one RBI. Yariel Gonzalez also had three hits for the Chiefs, and drove in two runs.
The Kernels improved to 5-0 this season.