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Peterson, Perez key TinCaps' attack

Dustin Peterson and Fernando Perez led a dominant offense as the TinCaps pounded one of the Midwest League’s best pitchers in an 8-4 victory over Bowling Green on Saturday at Parkview Field.

Peterson and Perez drove in three runs apiece, and Hot Rods All-Star right-hander Ryne Stanek, a first-round choice in the 2013 amateur draft, left after giving up six runs on eight hits in 2 1/3 innings.

The TinCaps (30-38) finished with 13 hits. Franmil Reyes and River Stevens each added an RBI single.

Bowling Green (31-37) scored twice in the first and twice in the second. Two of those runs resulted directly from Fort Wayne errors. Otherwise, TinCaps left-hander Payton Baskette (2-3) gave up two earned runs on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings.

Peterson’s two-run double in the third tied the game at 4, and Perez’s two-run double in the fourth provided the final margin.

Stanek (3-3) needed 33 pitches to get through the first.

TinCaps right-hander Walker Weickel, who has given up just six runs in 18 innings over his past three starts, is scheduled to pitch the rubber game of the series Sunday. It’s the final game before the All-Star break.

For more on the game, read Sunday's Journal Gazette or return to "Full Count" later tonight or to after 3 a.m.