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For starters

Fort Wayne (62-57, 19-31 second half) looks to string together some momentum with the playoffs a few weeks away against Bowling Green (67-52, 29-22), one of the Midwest League's best teams. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

Last time out

TinCaps 8, Dayton 5

On the mound

TinCaps: Matthew Shepherd (4-4), RHP -- 3.87 season ERA

Hot Rods: Reinaldo Lopez (7-4), RHP -- 2.23 season ERA

On the air

Broadcast: XFINITY 81

Radio: The Fan 1380 or TheFanFortWayne.com, with coverage starting at 6:45 p.m.

News and notes

  • A win today would give the TinCaps their second three-game winning streak of the second half. Fort Wayne is 5-5 in its last 10 games and is playing Bowling Green for the first time in the second half.
  • Catcher Rodney Daal is on a five-game hitting streak entering today's game, which ties his longest streak of the season.
  • Shepherd will vie for his first win as a starter this season. The former reliever is up against Lopez, who is 5-1 as a starter during the second half of the season.

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