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Lugnuts 3, TinCaps 2

Daniel Norris is winless no more.

The Lansing right-hander was 0-7 with a 5.54 ERA when he took the hill in Game 1 of today's doubleheader, but seven innings later, he was 1-7 after a 3-2 Lugnuts win.

Norris and TinCaps starter Joe Ross stacked up zeroes until the Lansing sixth, when the wheels got wobbly for the home nine. After scattering four hits through the first five innings, Ross yielded a one-out walk to Chrisian Lopes and a double by Kevin Patterson. Two throwing errors by reliever Trevor Gott and a sacrifice fly by Santiago Nessy promptly unlocked the door and put three runs on the board for Lansing.

The TinCaps got most of that back in the sixth, piecing together two runs on Mallex Smith's leadoff walk and singles by Diego Goris, Gabriel Quintana and Luis Domoromo. But Lansing closer Arik Sikula got the TinCaps in order in the bottom of the seventh to seal the win.

Ross took the loss for the TinCaps, going 5 1/3 with five hits, two earned runs and two strikeouts. Coupled with last night's 5-3 loss, it marked the first time this season the TinCaps have lost back-to-back games against the Lugnuts.

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