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TinCaps

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Playoff race
Second half
(Top two make postseason)
Team Record GB
x-Lake County 38-30
TinCaps 32-37
Great Lakes 31-37 0.5
Dayton 31-38 1.0
Lansing 30-38 1.5
Bowling Green 29-39 2.5
x – Clinched playoff spot

TinCaps control their playoff fate

The TinCaps put their playoff fate in their own hands Sunday by sweeping a doubleheader at Bowling Green, 3-1 and 2-1.

Fort Wayne enters the last day of the season with a half-game lead on Great Lakes and a one-game lead on Dayton for the final playoff spot. The TinCaps and Hot Rods play at 1 today. Great Lakes plays at West Michigan. Dayton plays at Lake County.

The TinCaps took the opener on Fernando Perez’s three-run double in the fourth inning.

Fort Wayne (32-37 second half, 62-76) loaded the bases on hits by Nick Schulz and Josh VanMeter and a walk to Trea Turner.

Jason Jester (3-1) got the win, and Ryan Butler the save.

In game two, Jake Bauers walked, John Nester singled and Schulz and Henry Charles hit successive RBI singles for the scores.

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