Jace Peterson came within a double of hitting for the cycle as the TinCaps defeated Great Lakes 5-2 Thursday at Dow Diamond in Midland, Mich.
Peterson led off the game with a home run.
He tripled in the third inning and singled in the fourth.
Peterson had two RBI and two runs scored.
Travis Whitmore also had a home run. Zach Kometani and Duanel Jones each had two hits for Fort Wayne (3-4).
Peterson and Whitmore hit homers in the first inning.
Peterson tripled leading off the third and scored on a single by Donavan Tate. Tate stole second, moved to third on a passed ball and scored on a Kometani ground out to stretch the lead to 4-0.
Peterson knocked in Alberth Martinez with a single in the fourth inning.
It was more than enough offense for Adys Portillo. The right-hander gave up one earned run on two hits in 62/3innings. He struck out five. The Loons (2-5) were limited to three hits.
The series continues Friday.