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Full Count

  • Parkview Field rated top park in minors
    At least according to one publication, Parkview Field, the home of the TinCaps, is the best of 160 ballparks in the minor leagues.
  • South Bend changes name to Cubs
    The TinCaps' Midwest League rivals up the road in South Bend are no longer called the Silver Hawks.
  • TinCaps staffer honored
    TinCaps director of promotions and community relations Abby Naas was named the Midwest League's Female Executive of the Year.

For starters

Fort Wayne (27-22) takes on Lansing (22-26) in the first game of a six-game homestand for the TinCaps. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Here's a look ahead at the matchup.

Last time out

TinCaps 5, Bowling Green 4

On the mound

TinCaps: Justin Hancock (2-1), RHP -- 1.81 season ERA

Lugnuts: Ben White (2-3), RHP -- 4.28 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 made a roster switch Tuesday, with starter/reliever Ruben Mejia placed on the disabled list and pitcher Joe Church entering the lineup in his place. Church came to Fort Wayne off extended spring training and was a 2012 MLB Draft 17th round selection by San Diego.
  • The TinCaps will hit the half-century mark with this game. After taking two of three games in Bowling Green, Fort Wayne enters its 50th game of the season 1 1/2 games out of the second-place slot in the Midwest League Eastern Division standings. A finish in the top two after the first half of the season would guarantee the TinCaps a playoff spot at the end of the regular season.
  • Fort Wayne is 3-0 against Lansing this season and looking to break a five-game losing streak at Parkview Field. The TinCaps got their first sweep of the year at home against the Lugnuts in an April 19-21 series.