Zander Wiel belted a grand slam and a two-run home run while driving in seven runs Monday to send Cedar Rapids to a 12-2 Midwest League win over Clinton in the regular-season finale for both playoff-bound teams.
Wiel broke a 1-1 tie in the fourth when he sent a curveball thrown by LumberKings starter Nick Wells over the wall in left.
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Three innings later, he extended the Kernels' 5-1 lead with his third hit of the game, clearing the loaded bases when he got around on an inside fastball for the first grand slam allowed by Clinton pitchers during the team's 86-54 season.
The LumberKings scored their runs on a single by Gus Craig that tied the game at 1 in the second inning and an Alex Jackson RBI single in the eighth.