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  • Nester the hero as TinCaps outlast West Michigan
    Backup catcher John Nester hit a game-winning RBI single in the eighth inning as the TinCaps outlasted West Michigan 2-1 on Wednesday night in the opener of a three-game series at Parkview Field.
  • Video: TinCaps P Colby Blueberg
      Right-handed reliever Colby Blueberg, who worked two shutout innings Wednesday in his TinCaps debut, discusses his delayed arrival, pitch arsenal and experiences at short-season Eugene.
  • Pregame Notes: Alger, Turner to play in AFL
    TinCaps shortstop Trea Turner and former Leo High School pitcher Brandon Alger are among seven players the Padres will send to participate in the Arizona Fall League.
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At least it wasn't a shutout

The TinCaps pushed across an unearned run in the eighth inning to avoid a whitewash in their 7-1 loss to Bowling Green on Wednesday at Parkview Field. Rico Noel, reaching on a fielder's choice, moved to second when Cory Spangenberg was hit with a pitch, then ran home on an attempted double play relay throw to first that got away. Bowling Green (24-21) had only four hits the entire game, but two were home runs (a solo shot by Fort Wayne native Kevin Kiermaier in the third inning, and a grand slam from Phil Wunderlich in the seventh). Bowling Green's only single came in the third. The TinCaps (23-22), meanwhile, struck out 11 times against the Hot Rods, including nine times against starter Enny Romero. The TinCaps and Hot Rods return to Parkview Field on Thursday for a 7:05 p.m. start.

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