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TinCaps lose to Lake County

The TinCaps fell 8-7 to Lake County at Classic Park on Friday, despite scoring six unanswered runs in the last three innings.

The Captains (32-27, 59-70 overall) cruised to a 5-1 lead in the third with a homer from Grant Fink, an RBI single from Paul Hendrix, a two-run double by Nellie Rodriguez and an RBI single from Dorssys Paulino.

Lake County increased their lead by one run in each of the next three innings until the TinCaps (26-34, 56-73) were able to find some offense.

Trea Turner gave Fort Wayne the lead with a solo home run as the leadoff batter in the first.

In the seventh, Turner, who finished 3 for 5 with two RBI, had an RBI single to bring in Nick Schulz, who finished 4 for 5 and had a two-run homer in the eighth.

In the ninth, Josh VanMeter, Turner and Ronnie Richardson all reached to load the bases. Fernando Perez walked to bring in VanMeter.

Turner and Perez later scored before Schulz stuck out to end the game.

Starter Ronald Herrera (6-9) pitched 261/37 innings, giving up seven hits and five earned runs.

Fort Wayne fell 661/27 games behind the Captains and are two back of Dayton and Great Lakes in the playoff race. The TinCaps finish the three-game series at 7 p.m. today.