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The Journal Gazette

Monday, August 07, 2017 11:10 pm

Galindo induces groundout, leads Fort Wayne to 3-1 win over Great Lakes


MIDLAND, Mich. – Jose Galindo got Jeren Kendall to ground out with the bases loaded to end the game, leading the TinCaps to a 3-1 win over the Great Lakes Loons on Monday.

The TinCaps (55-59, 29-15 second half) are 21-7 since July 4. Since June 7, Fort Wayne is 35-20 after beginning the season 19-39.

Fort Wayne starter Michel Baez (5-0) went seven scoreless innings, giving up four hits while striking out nine and walking one to pick up the win. Carlos Felix (1-1) went four innings, giving up two runs and six hits. He also struck out six and walked one.

Up 1-0 in the second, Fort Wayne added to its lead when Buddy Reed hit an RBI single, driving in Jack Suwinski.

After Fort Wayne added a run in the eighth on a single by A.J. Kennedy, the Loons (55-57, 20-24) cut into the deficit in the ninth inning when Carlos Rincon hit an RBI single, scoring Cristian Santana.

Santana doubled and singled twice for the Loons.

Note: Fernando Tatis Jr., 18, currently has 19 home runs and 28 stolen bases. No one in the Midwest League has reached 20 homers and 30 stolen bases in a season since Corey Patterson with Lansing in 1999 (20 HR, 33 SB). Patterson was 19 years old most of that season and turned 20 on Aug. 13. Per, the only other players in league history to have 20-30 seasons are: Greg Vaughn (Beloit, 1987, 33-36, age: 21-22); Tom Romano (Madison, 1982, 26-66, age: 23); and Chuckie Canady (Burlington, 1982, 20-51, age: 22-23). Dayton outfielder José Siri is sitting on 19 homers and 30 stolen bases. Siri is 22 years old.