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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.

TinCaps win doubleheader opener

The TinCaps scored three runs in the fourth inning to beat the Bowling Green Hot Rods 3-1 in the opener of a doubleheader Sunday in Kentucky.

With the win, the TinCaps (31-37) moved into a tie with Great Lakes for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Division.

The Hot Rods opened the scoring with a solo home run from Julian Ridings in the bottom of the second.

Fort Wayne loaded the bases on hits by Nick Shulz and Josh VanMeter and a walk to Trea Turner. Fernando Perez's double cleared the bases and gave the TinCaps the 3-1 lead. Perez has 95 RBI on the season to lead the team.

Reliever Jason Jester (3-1) picked up the win, and Ryan Butler got his 10th save.