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TinCaps win on walk-off walk, hold Loons hitless

The TinCaps offense didn't show up for much of their game against Great Lakes on Thursday.

But the pitching did in a 1-0 win.

Fort Wayne (18-13) starter Max Fried, relievers Matthew Shepherd and Leonel Campos, and closer Roman Madrid put together a no-hitter. It was the first no-hitter in the organization's history.

Fried went 5 2/3 innings with eight strikeouts and four walks. Shepherd followed that with 1 1/3 innings, and Campos struck out the side in the eighth.

Madrid, the TinCaps' go-to in closing situations, came on in the ninth and kept the no-hitter going.

The staff's gem gave the TinCaps a chance, and the team took advantage in a bizarre bottom of the ninth.

A walk and two hit batsmen set up a walk-off walk for the TinCaps. Loons pitching coach Bill Simas was ejected after the first walk in a game that was scoreless to that point.

The TinCaps had chances to score in the sixth and eighth, but were stopped by a Great Lakes (12-20) staff that shut them out for eight innings.

Loons starter Jharel Cotton went seven innings and gave up four hits with three strikeouts. He got a man on third with one out in the sixth, but escaped the jam.

His replacement, Scott Griggs, allowed runners to reach second and third with two outs in the eighth but ended the inning unharmed.