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Perez's game-winner sends TinCaps by West Michigan

Fernando Perez delivered a two-run double that gave the TinCaps a 5-4 win over West Michigan on Saturday in the opener of a doubleheader at Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park.

The TinCaps (31-40) trailed 4-3 and were an out away from defeat in a game shortened to seven innings because of the twinbill. With runners at first and third, Perez fell behind 0-2, evened the count and then lined the fifth pitch of the at-bat over the head of the left fielder.

Nick Mutz allowed a leadoff single before retiring the next three batters for his seventh save.

It was Fort Wayne's 12th comeback win. Eric Yardley (1-1) worked a perfect sixth to earn the victory.

West Michigan (42-30) got five innings of three-run ball from Jonathon Crawford before Joe Mantiply (5-2) blew his second save.

Perez was 2 for 3 with a walk. He also had an RBI single in the fifth. TinCaps slugger Dustin Peterson was 2 for 4 with a two-run double.

The TinCaps bounced back from a 15-4 loss in the opener of the four-game series with West Michigan on Thursday.

The second game of the split-admission doubleheader, set for 7 p.m., pitted TinCaps right-hander Kyle Lloyd (2-1, 3.56) against Whitecaps righty Buck Farmer (6-5, 3.00).

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