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The Journal Gazette

Thursday, April 27, 2017 6:30 pm

Game 21: TinCaps (7-13) vs. South Bend (12-8)

CHRIS GOFF | The Journal Gazette

On his 22nd birthday, center fielder Buddy Reed is not in the lineup for the TinCaps, who are happy to be home after a 2-5 road trip.

The pitching matchup tonight at Parkview Field should favor Fort Wayne with left-hander Jerry Keel (2.76 ERA) facing South Bend's Tyson Miller (4.66) in the opener of a four-game series.

It is an important series for the TinCaps, who are in last place in the Midwest League's Eastern Division. The Cubs are tied with West Michigan for first. Keep in mind, the division's top two teams at the All-Star break will clinch playoff spots. 

Here is the lineup for Fort Wayne.

Jack Suwinski CF

Reinaldo Ilarraza 2B

Fernando Tatis Jr. SS

Hudson Potts 3B

G.K. Young 1B

Eguy Rosario DH

Marcus Greene Jr. C

Alan Garcia RF

Rod Boykin LF

And here's what Cubs manager Jimmy Gonzalez put together.

Zack Short DH

Yeiler Peguero 2B

Isaac Paredes SS

Wladimir Galindo 3B

Chris Pieters RF

Kevonte Mitchell LF

Jhonny Pereda 1B

Tyler Payne C

D.J. Wilson CF