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TinCaps rally but fall on wild pitch in 13th

The TinCaps came back from a four-run deficit to go into extra innings for the 14th time this season but fell 5-4 in a 13-inning walk-off loss to Great Lakes in Midland, Mich.

Brandon Trinkwon scored the winning run on a wild pitch by reliever Jason Jester (0-1) with two outs.

The Loons (17-21, 52-57) led 4-0 after five innings before Adolfo Reina (two-run shot) and Ryan Miller hit back-to-back homers in the sixth to draw the TinCaps (17-21, 47-61 overall) within 4-3.

Fernando Perez scored the tying run in the eighth on an RBI double by Reina, who finished 2 for 6 with his home run and three RBI.

The TinCaps begin a three-game series at West Michigan today. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m.


Rose acknowledges tension with Bulls

Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose acknowledged tension between members of his inner circle and team management. Rose told the Chicago Sun-Times that he knows “it’s been there.” He says things seemed fine when he “was around,” but he would then hear they weren’t. There has been speculation in recent years of tension between the organization and Rose’s camp. The newspaper cites organization sources as saying the strain was over members of his inner circle taking shots at the organization and Rose not playing a bigger role in recruiting Carmelo Anthony. In a statement, chairman Jerry Reinsdorf denied any discord, saying he can’t remember when the organization has been more “cohesive.” Rose praised the roster and said it’s time to “move in a positive direction.”

Around the court

Free agent guard Jerryd Bayless signed a contract with Milwaukee. … The NBA is adding its Twitter handle to its official game ball for next season.


Irish football No. 17 in 1st coaches poll

Notre Dame is getting some early national recognition, as coach Brian Kelly’s team is ranked No. 17 in the preseason Amway Coaches Poll, which was released Thursday. Defending national champion Florida State, an Irish opponent this year, is the No. 1. Notre Dame also faces No. 11 Stanford, No. 15 USC, No. 18 Arizona State and No. 23 North Carolina.

Ball State adds transfer player

Ball State added Joshua Posley to its roster, the program announced Friday. Posley, a transfer from Cincinnati, will redshirt the 2014 season and have two years of eligibility with the Cardinals. He played defensive end for the Bearcats.

On the field

Johnny Lujack’s granddaughter Amy Flanagan says the 89-year-old former Notre Dame and Chicago Bears quarterback is in good spirits after spinal surgery. … Wake Forest running back Dominique Gibson was suspended for violating team rules.


Johnson taking leave from game

Dustin Johnson is taking a leave of absence from golf to seek help for what he said were “personal challenges.” While the statement he released through his management company offered no details, Johnson would not be at the PGA Championship next week at Valhalla Golf Club and could miss the Ryder Cup.


Around the rink

Pittsburgh and restricted free agent forward Nick Spaling agreed to a two-year contract worth $4.4 million. … Ottawa signed goaltender Robin Lehner to a three-year contract extension.


Na withdraws from US Open

Two-time major champion Li Na pulled out of the U.S. Open because of a knee injury she said has bothered her for several months. She also withdrew from hard-court tournaments in Montreal and Cincinnati over the next two weeks.


Hoosier graduate wins gold medal

Indiana graduate Derek Drouin of Sarnia, Ontario, cleared 7 feet, 7 inches to win a gold medal in the high jump at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, on Wednesday.