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TinCaps giddy these days

Fresh off a double-header sweep of the Great Lakes Loons -- Fort Wayne won 9-6 and 6-0 Wednesday -- the stereo was blaring and the mood was light in the Parkview Field locker room.

The TinCaps (25-22) cemented their season-best sixth straight victory. The Loons fell to 28-19.

"They're relaxed and having fun out there," Flores said. "We're taking advantage of the situations, manufacturing runs. We're trying to get runners on and steal bases, get runners into situations in which they're confident. Right now, there's no pressure on them and they're just having fun."

The highlight of the second game was the pitching of newcomer Jose De Paula, who went five controlled innings and allowed five hits while striking out one. He threw 68 pitches and 48 were for strikes.

The second victory, which was paced offensively by five RBI between Danny Payne and Everett Williams, finalized a day that saw the TinCaps trailing 4-0 in the first inning of the first game and then allow only one run over the next 13.

"Our concentration got better, and so did our focus," said Jeudy Valdez, who was a combined 4 for 7 with two home runs and six RBI.

Attendance was announced at 6,692.

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