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Kernels get back in win column

June 13, 2009 - Manaurys Correa (3-4) twirled a five hit, 5-0 shutout of the Quad Cities River Bandits as the Cedar Rapids Kernels snapped a two game skid and reduced their playoff ‘Magic Number' to eight.

Correra walked one and struck out one over nine scoreless innings and picked up run support in the form of a solo HR by Roberto Lopez, an RBI double by Tyson Auer and a three run double by Angel Castillo. John Townsend went 2 for 4 with a run scored and Beau Brooks scored a run and drew two walks.

River Bandit starter Kevin Thomas (2-3) allowed two runs on four hits and struck out three over five innings. Robert Espinoza went 2 for 3 with two of Quad Cities' five hits.

The win moves the Kernels one game closer to Kane County as the Cougars lost at Wisconsin, 3-1. At the time of this release, third place Clinton was leading Peoria, 3-2 in the top of the 8th inning.

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