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By-the-numbers: TinCaps tally another win

The TinCaps have rediscovered what made them so dangerous at the plate to start the season.

With the end of the first half of the season just 18 games away, that adjustment will prove crucial.

Here's a look at some of the numbers Fort Wayne (29-22) put up in this game, and will be staring down for the next few weeks.

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The TinCaps are a half-game back from second-place Bowling Green in the Midwest League Eastern Division standings. With South Bend ahead of the pack by five games, chasing down the Silver Hawks seems a lofty goal.

However, passing the Hot Rods -- and claiming the first-half wild card -- is within Fort Wayne's grasp.

Bowling Green has to play South Bend in a three-game series starting Friday. The Silver Hawks have won 10 straight games.

The rest of the TinCaps schedule is less daunting. They face neither Bowling Green nor South Bend until after the break, and only one team left on the schedule is over .500 this season.

It should make for an interesting race to the All-Star game.

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RBI with two outs in the 7-1 win Wednesday, all in the eighth inning. Those runs turned a closely contested game into a sure win for starter Zach Eflin, who had gone seven innings and put up his best outing of the season.

More on Eflin is available in our wrap of the game.

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Lansing's performance with runners in scoring position during the loss. The Lugnuts' lone run came after reliever Michael Kelly hit a batter, walked another and threw a wild pitch. That put runners on second and third, and a sacrifice fly brought a runner in.

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Players who did not reach base for Fort Wayne. The TinCaps had four hitters with multi-hit games, but designated Mallex Smith and first baseman Luis Tejada could not reach.

Rodney Daal, Brian Adams, Maxx Tissenbaum and Diego Goris had two hits apiece. The TinCaps had 11.

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Goris' batting performance in the past two games. The third baseman, who is filling in for Gabriel Quintana who is on the disabled list, went 4 for 5 Tuesday and followed that with a 2 for 4 outing Wednesday.

Goris got the game-winning hit in the bottom of the 10th inning Tuesday and has improved to .264.

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Closer Roman Madrid's ERA after another scoreless outing. Madrid has given up one earned run this year. He did not get a save Wednesday because of the scoring margin, but has nine.

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