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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.

Homer-happy TinCaps silence Loons

Fernando Perez hit two of the TinCaps' four home runs and Kyle Lloyd pitched a gem as Fort Wayne crushed Great Lakes 10-0 on Wednesday night at Parkview Field to win two out of three games in the series.

The TinCaps (56-71, 26-32) pulled within a game of the Loons (61-67, 27-31) in the Eastern Division playoff race.

Lloyd (6-4) gave up none hit and struck out six, while counterpart Brandon Martinez (1-8) gave up seven runs on six hits in 5 1/3 innings. Lloyd faced two batters above the minimum and issued one walk.

The TinCaps jumped ahead in the first inning on a three-run bomb by Franmil Reyes, his 11th, and got a solo shot from Henry Charles in the second.

The power display continued with Perez's leadoff shot in the third, and he capped the scoring with a two-run blast in the sixth. Perez's night pushed his team-leading total to 14.

Rey Bruguera's sacrifice fly was followed by a two-run double from Trea Turner in the sixth to make it 8-0.

Great Lakes finished with two hits and a walk and never advanced a runner to second base.

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