Fort Wayne and South Bend have rolled up 26 hits through six innings. The TinCaps have the better of it, with a 14-5 lead heading into the final three innings.
Reliever Ruben Mejia gave South Bend four runs in the top of the sixth off four hits and a walk. Three of those hits went for extra bases. Trevor Gott, the San Diego Padres' sixth-round choice in the 2013 MLB Draft, came in for Mejia with one out in the inning and a man on second and retired the final two batters.
Then, the TinCaps went to work.
Fort Wayne put together a five-hit frame, highlighted by a three-run home run from catcher Rodney Daal. The TinCaps have 16 hits and two five-run innings so far.
Fort Wayne had scored just 18 runs in 12 games against South Bend entering today's matchup.