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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

The TinCaps scored four runs in the first inning on the way an 8-3 victory against Bowling Green in front of 4,831 fans Thursday at Parkview Field.

Here are the highlights.

Key hit: Zach Kometani had a two-out, two-run single during Fort Wayne's four-run first inning. The hit gave the TinCaps a 3-0 lead.

Strong outing: Adys Portillo didn't have his best stuff, but he still gave up just one hit and one unearned run in five innings. Portillo struck out five and walked five. He improved to 6-5. Portillo lowered his league-leading ERA to 1.65.

Hits and walks: The TinCaps had 10 hits and 10 walks. Mike Gallic had two hits and walked three times. Travis Jankowski and Jace Peterson both walked twice. Matt Colantonio had three hits and two RBI.

Quotable:

"The way we're playing right now, they feel like they can't wait to get onto the field. We're having fun lately the way we're playing. We're winning and when you're winning, it's fun to play baseball."

- Fort Wayne manager Jose Valentin

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