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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.

TinCaps beat Whitecaps to split series

Adolfo Reina’s third inning go-ahead two-run homer led the TinCaps in a 4-2 win over West Michigan at Comstock Park, Michigan, on Sunday afternoon to split a four-game series to open the second half.

Fort Wayne (32-41) opened scoring in the first on a Jake Bauers RBI single as Ronnie Richardson scored.

West Michigan (43-31) responded in the second with runs from Dominic Ficociello and Jeff Holm to take a 2-1 lead.

Reina’s homer in the third, his second of the season, brought in Bauers to give the TinCaps the lead for good at 3-2.

In the fifth, Bauers’ sacrifice fly brought in Fernando Perez to extend the Fort Wayne lead to the final mark of 4-2.

Payton Baskette (3-3) pitched a career-high six innings and gave up two runs on seven hits. He struck out four.

Reliever Eric Yardley pitched perfect seventh and eighth innings, and Nick Mutz pitched a perfect ninth inning to earn his eighth save.

The TinCaps have Monday off and open a three-game home series against Dayton at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday at Parkview Field.