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TinCaps pitchers dominate

A strong effort from the TinCaps’ pitching staff set up a 6-0 victory over West Michigan on Saturday night at Comstock Park.

The win is their seventh in the last 10 and ended a four-game losing streak against the Whitecaps.

Fort Wayne (18-23, 48-62 overall) starter Jimmy Brasoban (2-4) pitched six innings and allowed eight hits. Relievers Eric Yardley and Ryan Butler combined for one hit over three innings.

In the third, Henry Charles’ single was followed by Nick Schulz’s second home run of the season to open scoring for the TinCaps.

Fort Wayne scored three in the sixth to extend their lead.

In that inning, Fernando Perez was walked, and Jake Bauers and Dustin Peterson singled to load the bases. A West Michigan double-play got Peterson out at second and Adolfo Reina at first, but it allowed Perez to score. Ryan Miller’s single brought in Bauers and a Schulz grounder brought in Miller, who went 1 for 3 with a run and an RBI.

Schulz scored the TinCaps’ final run in the eighth from off a Trea Turner double. Schulz went 2 for 2 with two runs, and three RBI.

Turner, who boasts a an average of .443 average, has reached base in all 19 games he’s played in with the TinCaps and continues his 11-game hitting streak.

He was also named Baseball America’s No. 1 minor league prospect from July 25-31.

Saturday’s game was the first in seven outings where the TinCaps had fewer than 10 batters strike out.

West Michigan (27-14, 68-43) starter Jonathan Maciel (5-5) struck out two in the 562/37 innings.

Closer Trent Szkutnik struck out another three.