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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 start second half with loss

The TinCaps began the second half of the season in disappointing style Thursday with a 15-4 loss to the West Michigan Whitecaps at Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park, Mich.

Three TinCaps – Mallex Smith, Tyron Guerrero and Nick Mutz – played the Midwest League All-Star Game Tuesday at Fifth Third Ballpark.

Fort Wayne (0-1 second half, 30-40 overall) committed four errors and gave up 16 hits to West Michigan (1-0, 42-29).

After going up 1-0 in the first inning, the TinCaps fell behind 15-1 before scoring twice in the eighth and once in the ninth.

Erik Cabrera (2-5) took the loss after giving up seven hits and six runs, five earned, in 3 1/3 innings.

The TinCaps had eight hits in the loss, with Ronnie Richardson, Fernando Perez and Jake Bauers each collecting two. Ryan Miller hit a two-run home run in the eighth.

West Michigan scored a run in the third, five in the fourth, two in the fifth, three in the sixth and four more in the seventh. The Whitecaps got three hits each from Jeff Holm and Willy Adames.

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