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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