Zach Cates gave up one run on six hits in five innings, pitching Fort Wayne to an 8-2 victory against Dayton in front of 6,587 fans Thursday at Parkview Field.
Here are the highlights.
Key at-bat: B.J. Guinn hit a bases-loaded triple in the second inning for the team's first runs. Fort Wayne scored four in the inning.
Key out(s): Trailing 4-1, Dayton had runners on first and third with one out in the third inning. Cates got Yorman Rodriguez to line out to second and Jaren Matthews to ground out to first to end the threat with no runs.
"It looked like he had been pitching for a while."
- TinCaps manager Shawn Wooten on Robert Lara. The former catcher pitched to scoreless innings in relief. He joined the team from Lake Elsinore on Wednesday and is in his first year of transition from catcher to pitcher.