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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.
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Keys to the game

Fort Wayne collected just five hits in a 9-1 loss to Dayton in front of 7,732 fans Friday at Parkview Field.

Here are the highlights.

Key at-bat: Donald Lutz began the sixth inning with a home run for the Dragons. Dayton scored six runs in the inning on just three hits.

Key out: Rico Noel was thrown out trying to stretch a double into a triple to start the fourth inning.

Streak ends: B.J. Guinn went 0 for 3, ending an 11-game hit streak.

Quotable:

"When a guy spins a ball up there and he's throwing changups and other off-speed pitches for strikes, most guys will go up there and start chasing pitches because they don't feel comfortable hitting with two strikes. If you trust it, you will get a pitch to hit, and when you get it, you can't foul it."

- Shawn Wooten on the TinCaps offense, which had just three hits against Dayton starter Stalin Gerson in 6 1/3 innings

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