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  • TinCaps clinch wild card in final game
    Champagne sprayed all around the TinCaps’ clubhouse Monday afternoon as they completed their improbable turnaround by clinching the final playoff spot in the Midwest League thanks to a three-game sweep over Bowling Green.
  • TinCaps sweep doubleheader
    The TinCaps swept a doubleheader Sunday night at Bowling Green, 3-1 and 2-1 to move a half-game ahead of Great Lakes for the final Eastern Division playoff spot.
  • TinCaps win doubleheader opener
    The TinCaps scored three runs in the fourth inning to beat the Bowling Green Hot Rods 3-1 in the opener of a doubleheader Sunday in Kentucky.

TinCaps win again

Fort Wayne won for the sixth time in seven games, beating Lake County 5-4 Monday at Classic Park in Eastlake, Ohio.

Duanel Jones had two hits, including a home run, and two RBI. He also scored two runs. Jace Peterson and Travis Whitmore also had two hits for Fort Wayne (8-3, 39-42 overall). The win assures the TinCaps of their fourth consecutive series victory to start the second half.

Dennis O’Grady pitched three scoreless relief innings for the win. He struck out three Captains (5-6, 36-44). The final game of the series starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Before Monday’s game, Fort Wayne placed infielder/outfielder Lee Orr on the disabled list. Outfielder Kyung-Min Na was reinstated from the disabled list.