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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 1:00 am

TinCaps 8 Dayton 4

Big inning leads to road win for Caps

Journal Gazette

Ryan Weathers pitched 52/3 innings, giving up two runs and striking out five and Luis Almanzar and Blake Hunt clubbed home runs to propel the TinCaps to a 8-4 win over the Dayton Dragons on Tuesday at Fifth Third Field in Dayton.

Weathers (2-0), the TinCaps' top prospect, picked up his second win in as many starts after throwing 80 pitches, giving up six hits and walking two. He gave up a pair of solo home runs, the first homers he's surrendered in six Midwest League appearances. Dragons leadoff hitter Miguel Bautista greeted Weathers with a home run in the first inning.

The TinCaps (8-5) trailed 1-0 into the third, but scored four runs in that inning to take the lead for good. Hunt had the big blast with a two-out, two-run homer, his first of the season. All four runs scored with two out. Almanzar added his third home run of the season in the fourth inning to push Fort Wayne in front 5-1.

Dayton's Jhon De Jesus (1-1) gave up six runs in four innings and took the loss.

Tom Colletti added 11/3 innings of scoreless work in relief of Weathers and Carlos Belen pitched the final two innings. Belen worked a scoreless eighth, but surrendered two runs on three hits in the ninth. Bautista added an RBI single to his homer. 

The teams finish their three-game series in Dayton at 7:05 p.m. today.