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TinCaps

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  • Sac fly lifts TinCaps in 10
    Slugger Franmil Reyes stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and no outs in the 10th inning – the type of situation that had recently troubled the TinCaps’ overanxious offense.
  • Running out of time
    Their wincing expressions tell the tale. The TinCaps know they are wasting a chance at something special.A franchise that had gotten used to qualifying for the postseason again had the playoffs right in its sights.
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TinCaps pay for sloppy play

Errors plagued the TinCaps throughout a 5-2 loss to Dayton at Fifth Third Field in Ohio.

Fort Wayne (55-47, 12-21 second half) gave up three unearned runs in the loss.

Starting pitcher Matthew Shepherd got early help with a sacrifice fly from first baseman Luis Tejada in the top of the second.

But a wild pitch in the bottom of the frame, followed by a run-scoring single and a throwing error by catcher Rodney Daal, turned a 1-0 lead into a 3-1 deficit.

A triple by shortstop Tyler Stubblefield in the top of the sixth gave Fort Wayne some life, and second baseman Maxx Tissenbaum drove him in on a single to right to make it 3-2.

But the Dragons (47-57, 18-16) tacked on two runs in the bottom of the seventh to squash the rally.

Note: The TinCaps announced the release of former Purdue infielder Eric Charles. Charles played in six games for the TinCaps. Closer Roman Madrid was placed on the disabled list, while pitcher Ruben Mejia and Tejada were reinstated from the disabled list.

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