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  • TinCaps' groundskeeper honored
    TinCaps head groundskeeper Keith Winter was named the Single-A Sports Turf Manager of the Year, an honor he also landed in 2013.
  • TinCaps named Ballpark Digest's team of the year
    Citing sustained success and an "amazing" commitment to community service, the online trade magazine Ballpark Digest recognized the TinCaps as its 2014 team of the year.
  • Ex-TinCap Mallex Smith voted minors' top offensive player
    Mallex Smith, who was the TinCaps' center fielder for the 2013 season and the first half of 2014, was voted by fans as the top offensive player in the minor leagues during the past season.
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TinCaps win again

The TinCaps had three home runs to secure their third consecutive victory as they defeated Quad Cities 7-4 in Davenport, Iowa on Thursday.

Fort Wayne (9-17, 39-56 overall) has won four of its last five.

Adolfo Reina blasted home runs in the second and eighth and Franmil Reyes had a three-run homer in the third for a 5-0 lead.

Trea Turner, who was 2 for 4, tripled in the first and was brought home on a Dustin Peterson sacrifice fly to open the scoring.

In the eighth, in addition to Reina’s second home run, Ronnie Richardson doubled, went to third on a Nick Schulz single and was able to capitalize on an error by the Quad Cities catcher to get home and finish the scoring. Reina was 3 for 5.

Quad Cities (12-14, 47-48) scored three in the fourth to bring the game within one, capitalizing on a Jake Bauers error. Chase McDonald hit a solo home run in the sixth to round out the scoring for the River Bandits.

Jimmy Brasoban (1-4) started for Fort Wayne, pitched five innings, allowing three runs, five hits and striking out three. Reliever Ryan Butler got the save.

The TinCaps finish the three-game series tomorrow at Quad Cities. First pitch is scheduled for 8 p.m.

Note: Right-handed reliever Eric Yardley was added to the roster as a transfer from San Antonio.

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