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  • TinCaps' groundskeeper honored
    TinCaps head groundskeeper Keith Winter was named the Single-A Sports Turf Manager of the Year, an honor he also landed in 2013.
  • TinCaps named Ballpark Digest's team of the year
    Citing sustained success and an "amazing" commitment to community service, the online trade magazine Ballpark Digest recognized the TinCaps as its 2014 team of the year.
  • Ex-TinCap Mallex Smith voted minors' top offensive player
    Mallex Smith, who was the TinCaps' center fielder for the 2013 season and the first half of 2014, was voted by fans as the top offensive player in the minor leagues during the past season.
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TinCaps fall to Dayton

Dayton’s second-inning home run secured a lead for the Dragons that the TinCaps could not overcome in a 6-4 in the final game of the series at Fifth Third Field on Saturday.

Dustin Peterson opened the scoring for Fort Wayne (14-21) in the top of the second after singles from Dane Phillips and Aldolfo Reina.

Dayton (21-14) responded with a three-run second when Avain Rachal walked and stole second and scored, and a home run from Nick Benedetto brought home Carlton Daal.

Benedetto also had two RBI in the sixth inning and scored one run.

In the top of the third, Mallex Smith stole second and scored on a Fernando Perez single. Smith and Ronnie Richardson scored in the seventh to get the TinCaps within two.

Erik Cabrera (0-2) pitched three innings and allowed seven hits, three runs (all earned) and struck out three. Cabrera is the 11th starter for the TinCaps this season in his first start since last year.

Nick Travieso (4-1) pitched 5 2/3 innings, giving up five hits, two runs and struck out six.

The TinCaps return to Parkview Field with a three-game homestand against Lake County starting Monday. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

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