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  • 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 rally to beat Wisconsin

Jake Bauers' sacrifice fly to the wall in right scored Trea Turner with the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth, and the TinCaps made it stand up Monday night for a 6-4 come-from-behind victory over the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers in front of a sellout crowd of 7,144 at Parkview Field.

It was the TinCaps' ninth win in their last 13 games, and perhaps the most stirring. They spotted the Timber Rattlers a 4-0 lead after three innings before roaring back with runs in the fourth, fifth, sixth and eighth.

In the eighth, the TinCaps loaded the bases on Turner's leadoff broken bat single, a hit batsman and an intentional walk to Franmil Reyes. Bauers' sac fly and Adolfo Reina's RBI double broke a 4-4 tie as the TinCaps sent seven batters to the plate in the eighth.

Justin Livengood got the win in relief of Yimmi Brasoban, who gave up six hits and struck out six in six innings' work.

Jose Pena's two-out homer to the lawn seating in left-center -- the Timber Rattlers' first hit off Brasoban -- gave Wisconsin a 1-0 lead in the second.

The Timber Rattlers added three more in the third, loading the bases on back-to-back singles by Paul Eshelman and Omar Garcia and a walk to Michael Ratterree before Taylor Brennan unloaded them with a two-out double into the left-field corner.

The TinCaps, meanwhile, went down easily to Gainey, who struck out four and used just 36 pitches to sail through the first three innings before surrendering a run in the fourth. Turner led off with a double and Reyes drove him home with a two-out single.

Two innings later, it was a 4-4 game.

Reina led off the TinCaps' fifth with a scorching single, and Ronnie Richardson followed with a double. One batter later, Henry Charles drove both home with another single. Then, in the home sixth, Reyes walked with one out, went to third on Bauers' single to right and scored on Reina's sacrifice fly to center.