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Javier’s Homer Ends 12-Inning Marathon

Kernels defeat Chiefs, 4-1, for 3-0 series lead
July 9, 2021

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Wander Javier hit a three-run, walk-off home run late Thursday night at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium to give the Cedar Rapids Kernels a 4-1, 12-inning victory against the Peoria Chiefs. Thursday’s tilt was the longest game of the season for both teams, and

Cedar Rapids Walks Off South Bend, 4-3

Kernels, Cubs compete in “Copa de la Diversión” contest
June 16, 2021

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Michael Helman hit a two-run, walk-off double Wednesday to end a 4-3 comeback win for the Cedar Rapids Kernels against the South Bend Cubs at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Cedar Rapids (18-20) earned its third walk-off victory of the season including its second

Javier Helps Kernels Win Again

Cedar Rapids earns fourth victory in as many days
June 12, 2021

BELOIT, Wis. – Wander Javier went 2-of-5 Saturday featuring a two-run home run within a 5-1 Cedar Rapids Kernels victory versus the Beloit Snappers at Pohlman Field. Javier owns an eight-game hit streak, and the Kernels (17-18) secured a series win over the Snappers (16-19) thanks to a season-best fourth

Javier, Helman Slam Wisconsin in 10-2 Win

Kernels close homestand with victory over Timber Rattlers
May 30, 2021

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Wander Javier and Michael Helman both hit grand slams Sunday afternoon for the Cedar Rapids Kernels in a 10-2 triumph against the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers in front of 2,001 fans at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Cedar Rapids (10-14) tallied a season-high 10 runs

Lewis lifts off twice in Loons' clincher

Fourth-rounder drives in four runs, helps Great Lakes advance
September 6, 2019

Class A Great Lakes manager John Shoemaker did not pen Brandon Lewis' name on to the lineup card in either of the first two games of the opening-round Midwest League playoff series against Lake County. But with a lefty facing his team in a must-win game, the skipper saw a

Canterino Wins 4-0 Combined Shutout

Wander Javier leads offense with four-hit performance
August 16, 2019

GRAND CHUTE, WIS. - In a matchup between 2019 draft picks, Matt Canterino and the Cedar Rapids Kernels defeated Ethan Small and the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers by a final score of 4-0 at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium. Wander Javier went 4-of-5 with two singles and two doubles

Kernels' Javier has another four-hit night

Twins No. 7 prospect doubles twice; Canterino posts zeros
August 16, 2019

Wander Javier's first full season playing pro ball in the U.S. has been a bumpy one, but you wouldn't guess that after seeing his performance on Friday.The Twins' No. 7 prospect tied his career high with four hits, doubling twice and driving in a run in Class A Cedar Rapids'

Rijo, Solo Shots Highlight 2-1 Victory

Gilberto Celestino, Wander Javier hit home runs for Cedar Rapids
August 15, 2019

GRAND CHUTE, WIS. - Luis Rijo provided a dominant seven-inning start Thursday at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium to win a 2-1 decision Thursday for the Cedar Rapids Kernels against Los Cascabeles de Wisconsin - the "Copa de la Diversión" identity of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.Rijo (5-7) faced

Casanova Caps Comeback in Walk-Off Win

Four-game sweep secures 6-0 start to August
August 6, 2019

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA - Trevor Casanova's game-winning double finished a 6-5 Cedar Rapids Kernels walk-off victory Tuesday against the Burlington Bees at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Cedar Rapids (27-17, 66-48) recorded a four-game sweep and improved to 6-0 in August.The Kernels rallied from a 5-4 deficit in

Javier Buzzes Bees in 3-2 Triumph

Kernels win to open four-game homestand
August 3, 2019

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA - Wander Javier's three-run, go-ahead home run propelled the Cedar Rapids Kernels toward a 3-2 victory Saturday against the Burlington Bees in front of 3,611 fans at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The Kernels (24-17, 63-48) now lead the Midwest League with 24 victories in

Streaks Continue for Steer, Javier Friday

Wisconsin avoids sweep, wins by 10-5 margin
July 26, 2019

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA - Spencer Steer and Wander Javier each extended significant hit streaks Friday for the Cedar Rapids Kernels, but the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers picked up a 10-5 victory in front of 3,187 fans at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Cedar Rapids (19-14, 58-45) still claimed a

Rijo, Javier Highlight 6-1 Triumph

Kernels clinches series victory over Timber Rattlers
July 25, 2019

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA - Luis Rijo's quality start and Wander Javier's early three-run home run helped the Cedar Rapids Kernels win a 6-1 decision Thursday against the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers in front of 2,421 fans at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium.Rijo (4-6) earned back-to-back victories for Cedar Rapids

Javier, Kernels Blast Lugnuts for 14-7 Win

2-1 series victory closes Cedar Rapids homestand
July 15, 2019

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA - Wander Javier collected a career-high two home runs and six runs batted in Monday afternoon to power the Cedar Rapids Kernels to a 14-7 triumph over the Lansing Lugnuts in front of 2,518 fans at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Cedar Rapids (14-10, 53-41)

Kernels' Javier busts slump with big game

Twins No. 6 prospect homers twice, drives in six on four-hit day
July 15, 2019

Wander Javier's full-season debut hasn't gone as planned, but the talented 20-year-old has plenty of time to turn things around. He took a step in the right direction in Monday's matinee at Perfect Game Field.Minnesota's No. 6 prospect went 4-for-5 with two home runs and six RBIs as Class A

Kernels Win Extra-Inning Pitchers' Duel

Cedar Rapids defeats Clinton, 1-0, in rubber game
June 6, 2019

CLINTON, IOWA - Kody Funderburk, Alex Schick, Derek Molina, and Zach Neff combined for a 1-0, 10-inning shutout Thursday against the Clinton LumberKings at NelsonCorp Field. Cedar Rapids (30-29) claimed a 2-1 series victory at Clinton (29-29) and returned to fourth place in the Western Division and third place in

Javier's Homer Sparks 8-6 Comeback Win

Kernels pick up biggest comeback victory of season
June 4, 2019

CLINTON, IOWA - Wander Javier launched his first Midwest League home run Tuesday at NelsonCorp Field and helped the Cedar Rapids Kernels rally from a five-run deficit to earn an 8-6 victory over the Clinton LumberKings. Cedar Rapids (29-28) passed Clinton (28-28) while securing fourth place in the Western Division

Kernels and Twins announce a series of roster moves

May 25, 2019

Cedar Rapids, IA - The Cedar Rapids Kernels and Minnesota Twins announce that INF Wander Javier will join the Kernels from Elizabethton; INF Michael Davis has been activated from the 7-day IL; INF Hunter Lee has been assigned to Elizabethton; and OF Jean Carlos Arias has been released from the

Twins Prospect Primer: Double barrels

Lewis, Kirilloff may be Minors' top hitting duo; Javier set to return
March 26, 2019

Some players are on the verge of stardom, others are entering a crucial phase of their development and still others are getting their first tastes of full-season ball. With the 2019 season approaching, takes a look at the most intriguing prospects from each MLB organization.Shining star: Royce Lewis, SSThe

Whitley spins another gem for Astros

No. 7 overall prospect fans four over four hitless innings
March 15, 2019

Back for one more start in big league camp, Forrest Whitley made the most of his's No. 7 overall prospect tossed four hitless innings, striking out four and walking two, as the Astros blanked the Cardinals, 5-0, in a split-squad contest in West Palm Beach.

Twins shortstop Javier out for season

No. 5 prospect needs surgery to repair torn labrum in shoulder
May 12, 2018

On a day the big league club got back Byron Buxton, the Twins lost one of their top prospects for the rest of the season.Shortstop Wander Javier, the Twins' fifth-ranked prospect, needs surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left, non-throwing shoulder. The news was first reported by the

Toolshed: Prospects there from the beginning

McKenzie, Gordon among those to win title with their only '17 club
September 13, 2017

The only constant in the Minor Leagues is change. Hot and cold streaks come and go. Adjustments happen from at-bat to at-bat, inning to inning. First- and second-half performances can vary wildly. Players move up and down the chain, meaning team rosters at the end of a season can be

Prospect Roundup: Games of Aug. 23

Meadows returns again with solid showing; Laureano homers twice
August 24, 2017

Pirates OF Austin Meadows, Triple-A Indianapolis: 3-for-5, 2 2B, RBI, 2 R, K -- The Pirates' top prospect showed important signs of life Wednesday with one of his better offensive performances of the year. Meadows missed almost two months of action with Indianapolis after a hamstring injury put him on