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TinCaps lose ace, win game

The TinCaps have lost their ace, but they still have a card or two up their sleeve.

On the same day Adys Portilla was called up to Double-A San Antonio, Colin Rea gave the TinCaps got six innings of three-hit pitching, and James Jones and Matt Stites finished up a 6-3 win over Cedar Rapids Friday at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

The win gave the TinCaps (16-11, 47-50) a sweep of the three-game series with Cedar Rapids (8-19, 40-56), and it was a big start and big finish that got it done.

Fort Wayne scored two runs in the first on a leadoff walk and back-to-back singles by Jace Peterson and Travis Whitmore, then added a run in the second when Lee Orr led off with a double, Tyler Stubblefield moved him to third with a sacrifice bunt and Colantonio drove him home.

The TinCaps then finished off the Kernels with a three-run ninth.

Stubblefield singled with one out to get it going, and, after Colantonio drew a walk, Kyle Gaedele drove them both home with a double. Travis Jankowski followed with a single to center to score Gaedele.

Earlier in the day, Portillo got the call after going 6-6 with a Midwest League-leading 1.87 ERA in 18 starts with the TinCaps. In 91 2/3 innings, he gave up 19 earned runs, struck out 81 and walked 45.