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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.
Valentin after loss to Kane County

TinCaps manager Jose Valentin talks about his team's 5-3 loss to Kane County on Saturday. The loss prevented the TinCaps from winning their fourth consecutive game.

TinCaps give away game to Kane County

The TinCaps' charity cost them a sweep of the Kane County Cougars on Saturday before 7,013 fans at Parkview Field.

In Kane County's 5-3 victory, four of the runs scored originated with either a TinCaps error or walk.

The Cougars scored in the third inning after Oliver Zapata walked, scored again in the fifth when Zapata reached on an error, and two of the three eighth inning runs were courtesy of walks to Jeimer Candelario and Rock Shoulders.

TinCaps pitchers gave up five walks, and Kane County also took advantage of three Fort Wayne errors.

TinCaps catcher Dane Phillips had two RBI. He had a run-scoring double in the first inning, and his ground out to second base in the eighth also scored a run.

Fort Wayne (12-9), which had a three-game win streak broken, will be home to Clinton on Sunday, beginning at 3:05 p.m.