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TinCaps lead 3-1

We're through three at Parkview Field, and the TinCaps lead 3-1.

An offensive explosion with two out in the third did the trick, shaking awake what had been a quiet evening to date for Hot Rods starter Jeff Ames.

After retiring eight of the first 10 batters he'd faced, Ames surrendered a home run over the right-field fence to Reynaldo Bruguera, then a single to Alberth Martinez, then another homer -- this one to left-center -- to Gabriel Quintana.

That erased a 1-0 Hot Rods lead built on a leadoff single and two throwing errors in the first inning.

Andrew Toles led off with a single off TinCaps starter Bryan Rodriguez, then took second on an errant pickoff throw by Rodriguez. Then he came all the way home when catcher Rodney Daal's attempt to throw him out while stealing third sailed high and wide into left field.