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Keys to the game

Fort Wayne clinched a playoff spot with a 7-0 victory against West Michigan.

Here are the highlights.

Key hit: Austin Hedges drove in two runs with a single in the sixth inning. The TinCaps scored four runs in the inning. Yeison Asencio set up the hit with a sacrifice bunt, moving two runners into scoring position.

Key out: The TinCaps gained momentum early when left fielder Kyle Gaedele threw out Eugenio Suarez at the plate in the top of the first inning.

Playoff update: The TinCaps and Lake County qualified with wins today. Fort Wayne trails the Captains by one game with three remaining. Whichever team that finishes ahead will face Bowling Green. The Eastern Division wild card team plays Lansing.

The first playoff game will be Wednesday at Parkview Field.

Fort Wayne finishes the regular season with three at Bowling Green.

Great pitching: Erik Cabrera and three relievers held the Whitecaps to two hits. James Jones entered with the bases loaded and one out in the sixth and got an inning-ending double play.

Still going: Travis Jankowski extended his hitting streak to 14 games. He went 3 for 4 Friday.

Quotable:

"We've come together as a team. The pitching was so good in the first half and now the bats have come alive. The camaraderie on this team is outstanding. We have a lot of fun and it's showing on the field right now."

- Hedges

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