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TinCaps

  • ’Caps rally for win
      They came to Monday night off another Sunday loss but on an eight-wins-in-12-games roll, with a pitcher on the hill (Yimmi Brasoban) whose season ERA was north of eight but who’d given up just one earned run in his last 11 innings’ work.
  • TinCaps taken out by steady Rattlers
    The TinCaps continued their Sunday struggles as they lost to Wisconsin 5-2 in front of 6,282 fans at Parkview Field on Vera Bradley Day.The team donned Ziggy Zinnia Vera Bradley floral jerseys for the game.
  • TinCaps finally clicking
    The last time Wisconsin played at Parkview Field, on Sept. 16, 2012, the Timber Rattlers clinched the Midwest League Championship Series with a win in Game 4.
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Dayton grabs lead in 2nd, thwarts TinCaps

Dayton’s second-inning home run secured a lead that the TinCaps could not overcome as the Dragons won 6-4 in the final game of the series at Fifth Third Field on Saturday.

Dustin Peterson opened the scoring for Fort Wayne (14-21) in the top of the second after singles from Dane Phillips and Aldolfo Reina.

Dayton (21-14) responded with a three-run second inning when Avain Rachal walked, stole second and scored, and a home run from Nick Benedetto brought home Carlton Daal.

Benedetto also had two RBI in the sixth inning and scored one run.

In the top of the third, Mallex Smith stole second and scored from a Fernando Perez single.

Smith and Ronnie Richardson scored in the seventh to get the TinCaps within two.

Erik Cabrera (0-2) pitched three innings and allowed seven hits, three runs (all earned) and struck out three. Cabrera is the 11th starter for the TinCaps this season and was making his first start since last year.

Dayton’s Nick Travieso (4-1) pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowed five hits, two runs and struck out six.

The TinCaps return to Parkview Field with a three-game homestand against Lake County starting Monday. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

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