Cedar Rapids Kernels beat Fort Wayne for 7,000th win in franchise history

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Nelson Molina’s two-run double in the sixth inning put the Cedar Rapids Kernels ahead for good, as they went on to top the Fort Wayne TinCaps, 8-6, Sunday afternoon in Midwest League baseball.

It’s the 7,000th win in franchise history for Cedar Rapids, which has had a professional team for 110 seasons, including every season since 1949.

The Kernels (50-43, 14-10 second half) have won six games in a row. They wrap their three-game series and six-game road trip Monday night.

Jaylin Davis went 3-for-4 with a home run, three runs scored and three RBIs for Cedar Rapids. Casey Scoggins, Luis Arraez, Zander Wiel and Molina had two hits apiece, with Molina driving in three runs.

The Kernels rallied from a 3-1 hole after two innings. Starting pitcher Eddie Del Rosario (2-2) allowed five hits and three runs, striking out seven in six innings of work for the victory.

Nathan McIver allowed a run in the ninth but picked up his fifth save.

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