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TinCaps

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    Jake Bauers lightheartedly taunted Franmil Reyes about Team USA’s win over the Dominican Republic on Wednesday in an exhibition basketball game.“We can’t win at all sports,” replied Reyes, a Dominican native.
  • 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.
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Scuffling TinCaps drop 5th straight

With Mallex Smith promoted and Fernando Perez hurt, the TinCaps’ offense, the Midwest League’s best for much of the season, is suddenly scuffling.

The TinCaps were stifled at Dayton’s Fifth Third Field on Wednesday; the 7-2 loss was their fifth straight and sixth in their last seven games.

Fort Wayne (5-8 second half, 35-47 overall) has scored just 20 runs in that stretch, and seven of those came in one game.

Dayton (5-8, 41-40) shut out the TinCaps for the second time in six days on Tuesday.

The middle game of a three-game set went little better for the visitors, who were hitless through four innings and didn’t score until the eighth.

Jake Bauers’ two-run single cut the deficit to 3-2, but Dayton widened the gap in the bottom half.

Daniel Pigott and Avain Rachal had back-to-back RBI singles off Eric Yardley, and Jose Ortiz greeted Jorge Guzman with a game-clinching two-run double.

Dragons right-hander Nick Travieso (7-4) struck out five in six innings.

TinCaps righty Ronald Herrera (5-5) suffered the loss despite five innings of two-run ball.

Fort Wayne made three errors, including the 28th by third baseman Dustin Peterson.

TinCaps lefty Payton Baskette (3-4, 5.10 ERA) goes against Jackson Stephens (0-0, 5.19) in the series finale today.

Notes: TinCaps right-handed reliever Genison Reyes was promoted to high-A Lake Elsinore. Lake Elsinore RHP Cody Hebner was transferred to Fort Wayne.

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