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TinCaps

  • Swinging, missing in rain
      Tuesday night began with a 53-minute rain delay at Parkview Field and ended with more showers, but it may take more than rain to wash away the memories of the TinCaps' 5-1 loss to Great Lakes.
  • Sac fly lifts TinCaps in 10
    Slugger Franmil Reyes stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and no outs in the 10th inning – the type of situation that had recently troubled the TinCaps’ overanxious offense.
  • Running out of time
    Their wincing expressions tell the tale. The TinCaps know they are wasting a chance at something special.A franchise that had gotten used to qualifying for the postseason again had the playoffs right in its sights.
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TinCaps avoid being swept by Captains

The TinCaps avoided being swept by Lake County for a third time this season with a 14-4 win Friday at Classic Park in Eastlake, Ohio.

The TinCaps (27-33) had lost five in a row at Lake County (22-39).

River Stevens hit his first home run as a TinCap in the fifth and also had a triple, while collecting four RBI.

The TinCaps scored twice in the third as Mallex Smith and Dustin Peterson came home on a single by Fernando Perez. Smith stole second and third after drawing a two-out walk to bring his season total to 46 stolen bases.

The TinCaps added two more in the fourth with Adolof Reina hitting an RBI single and Smith collecting an RBI double.

Franmil Reyes drove in the first two runs of the fifth with a double to center field. Jake Bauers brought in a run with a single, and Stevens followed with a two-run home run for a 9-0 lead.

The Captains scored three in the sixth, but the TinCaps responded with four more runs in the seventh as Stevens hit a two-run triple and Luis Tejada and Smith each drove in a run for a 13-3 lead.

Lake County scored once in the bottom of the seventh, and Fort Wayne added its final run in the eighth.

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