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Kernels clinch spot in MWL playoffs

The Cedar Rapids Kernels clinched a berth in the Midwest League playoffs while they were riding on a bus from Burlington to Cedar Rapids late Saturday night.

The Kernels did their part Saturday by blanking Burlington, 3-0, but their playoff spot did not become official until Peoria lost to Wisconsin, 11-7, in 11 innings.

The Kernels (39-22) own a nine-game lead over Peoria (30-31) with nine games left in the regular season, but the Kernels own the tiebreaker over Peoria if both teams finish with 39-31 records for the second half of the campaign.

The Kernels and Peoria Chiefs split their six games, 3-3, during the second half of the season, but the Kernels own a plus-8 run differential against the Chiefs in those games to win the second tiebreaker and claim the playoff berth.

Cedar Rapids is still battling Wisconsin (32-29) for the No. 1 seed in the Western Division for the second half of the Midwest League season. The Kernels' magic number against Wisconsin is three.

 

 

 

Kernels Calendar


Day
Date
Site
Opponent
Time
Promotion
Tickets
Thur.
April 3
H
Clinton
6:35
2014 season opener

Midwest League Standings


Western Div.
W
L
Pct.
GB
PLAYOFFS
xz-KERNELS (Twins) 48
22
.686
--
Championship (Best-of-5)
x-Quad Cities (Astros) 43
26
.623 4.5
Wednesday, Sept. 11
xy-Beloit (A's) 34
35 .493 13.5
Quad Cities 3, South Bend 2
x-Clinton (Mariners)
34
36
.486 14.0
Thursday, Sept. 12
Burlington (Angels) 30
39
.435
17.5
Quad Cities 5, South Bend 0
Peoria (Cardinals)
30
40
.429
18.0
Saturday, Sept. 14
Wisconsin (Brewers) 30
40
.429
18.0
Quad Cities 4, South Bend 2
Kane County (Cubs) 25
44
.362
22.5
(Quad Cities wins series, 3-0)
Eastern Div.
W
L
Pct.
GB
xz-Bowling Green (Rays)
44
26
.629 --
x-Great Lakes (Dodgers)
40
29
.580 3.5
Dayton (Reds)
37
33
.529 7.0
xy-South Bend (D-Backs) 37
33
.529 7.0
West Michigan (Tigers)
36
33
.522 7.5
Lake County (Indians)
31
39
.443
13.0

x-Fort Wayne (Padres) 29
41
.414
15.0
Lansing (Blue Jays)
29
41
.414
15.0

FINAL (2nd Half)
x-Clinched playoff; y-won 1st half; z-won 2nd half
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