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Bats silent in TinCaps’ road loss

The TinCaps struggled at the plate Sunday and lost 2-1 to the West Michigan Whitecaps.

The loss concluded a 2-5 road trip that saw the TinCaps lose 3 of 4 at Great Lakes and 2 of 3 at West Michigan..

The Whitecaps (12-11) took two out of three in the series at Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park, Mich.

Kevin Ziomek (1-2) threw eight shutout innings with six strikeouts.

The TinCaps got just three hits off of Ziomek.

The TinCaps (9-13) scored in the ninth inning.

With two outs, Fernando Perez doubled to score Dustin Peterson, who had walked.

A wild pitch advanced pinch-runner Franchy Cordero to third.

TinCaps manager Michael Collins sent in Dane Phillips as a pinch-hitter for Ryan Miller. Phillips grounded to second against Montreal Robertson to end it.

Adrian De Horta (0-1) went five innings and gave up both West Michigan runs in the second – one on a wild pitch, the other on an RBI groundout by Bennett Pickar.

The first four hitters in the Fort Wayne order went 0 for 15 with a walk.

The TinCaps open a four-game series with Great Lakes at 7:05 p.m. today at Parkview Field.

Right-hander Bryan Verbitsky is scheduled to start in his TinCaps debut. The Loons are scheduled to counter with righty James Campbell.

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