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The Journal Gazette

Saturday, July 13, 2019 1:00 am

Bats come alive in rout of Bees

Associated Press

BURLINGTON, Iowa – Juan Fernandez hit a three-run home run in the first inning, leading the Fort Wayne TinCaps to a 12-1 win over the Burlington Bees on Friday. The win snapped a three-game losing streak for the TinCaps and a five-game winning streak for the Bees.

The home run by Fernandez allowed Tucupita Marcano and Agustin Ruiz each to score to give the TinCaps a 3-0 lead.

Fort Wayne added a run in the top of the second when Luke Becker scored as a runner was caught stealing, but the Bees cut into the deficit in the bottom of the inning when Spencer Griffin scored on a groundout.

Fort Wayne left-hander Omar Cruz (1-0) picked up the win after allowing one run on three hits over 52/3 innings.

Opposing starter Hector Yan (3-3) took the loss in the Midwest League game after a rough outing in which he allowed six runs and six hits over 31/3 innings.

For the Bees, Griffin had a pair of hits.