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TinCaps shut out West Michigan 2-0

The TinCaps hit the ball plenty at the start of their Monday game against West Michigan at Parkview Field.

And though Fort Wayne went 1 for 6 with runners in scoring position in the first five innings, the TinCaps were able to eventually break through for a 2-0 win.

Manager Jose Valentin has preached the importance of putting the ball in play all season. Although his team missed chances early, it did enough.

The TinCaps (33-23) got plenty of help from starter Justin Hancock, as well. The right-hander threw seven shutout innings and gave up six hits while striking out five.

Hancock's final inning took all momentum away from the Whitecaps (27-28). He loaded the bases after a leadoff double by designated hitter Lance Durham but got two strikeouts and a groundout to shut the door.

Chris Nunn got the hold, and Leonel Campos the save, for Fort Wayne in front of a crowd of 5,809. It was the TinCaps' first shutout since May 15 and their fourth this season.

Fort Wayne has a day off before venturing to Lansing, Mich., for a three-game series against the Lugnuts.