The Cedar Rapids Kernels rallied for nine runs over three innings (6-8) to beat the Peoria Chiefs 9-5 and improve to 6-0 this season. Top Minnesota Twins prospect Royce Lewis hit his first home run of the year for the Kernels.
The Kernels are the only undefeated team left in the Midwest League. The West Michigan Whitecaps — the only other MWL team with less than two losses — is 6-1 after winning their last five games. The Dayton Dragons (5-3) also have won their last five games, and the South Bend Cubs (5-2) have been victorious in their last four contests.
Teams streaking in the other direction: Both the Chiefs (1-5) and the Bowling Green Hot Rods (3-5) have lost their last five games, while the Lake County Captains (4-4) and the Great Lakes Loons (2-6) each have lost their last four games. The Fort Wayne TinCaps have a 1-7 record, the worst in the Midwest League.
The other MWL teams (and their records) are the Lansing Lugnuts (5-3), the Beloit Snappers (4-3), the Clinton LumberKings (4-3), the Burlington Bees (3-3), the Kane County Cougars (3-4), the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (3-4), and the Quad Cities River Bandits (2-4).