CLINTON - The Cedar Rapids Kernels exploded for seven runs in the sixth inning Sunday and defeated Clinton, 7-5, in a rain-shortened game before 957 fans at Ashford University Field.
The tarp was put on the field with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning and the game was called after a 41-minute rain delay.
The Kernels (42-51) have won five games in a row, including Saturday night's rain-shortened 5-1 victory over the LumberKings.
Clinton scored the first three runs Sunday, but the Kernels scored seven runs in the top half of the sixth as they sent 11 men to the plate to move ahead 7-3.
The Kernels collected five singles and took advantage of one error. It matched the largest run-scoring inning for Cedar Rapids this season.