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Full Count

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  • TinCaps staffer honored
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For starters

Fort Wayne (10-8) will hope to better its 6-1 home record against Kane County (7-9) today. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Here's what you need to know.

Last time out

TinCaps 3, Bowling Green 2

On the mound

TinCaps: Joe Ross (2-0), RHP – 1.23 season ERA

Cougars: Lendy Castillo (0-0), LHP – 6.00 season ERA

On the air

Broadcast: XFINITY 81

Radio: The Fan 1380 or, with coverage starting at 6:45 p.m.

News and notes

  • The TinCaps broke a seven-game road losing streak Wednesday with a win against a tough Bowling Green team that is among the best in the Midwest League. Fort Wayne handed the Hot Rods their first loss at home this season.
  • Parkview Field has been much kinder to the TinCaps than the road. Fort Wayne is 6-1 on its home diamond and will hope to improve on that mark in inter-divisional action tonight.
  • Fort Wayne's hitters will test their mettle against a pitcher who has reached the majors today in the form of Castillo. He was called up to throw in a struggling Cubs lineup and appeared in 13 games for Chicago.
  • The TinCaps provide a hefty challenge of their own. Fort Wayne leads the MWL in runs and is tied for the lead in home runs. It is also second in RBI.