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  • Swinging, missing in rain
      Tuesday night began with a 53-minute rain delay at Parkview Field and ended with more showers, but it may take more than rain to wash away the memories of the TinCaps’ 5-1 loss to Great Lakes.
  • Sac fly lifts TinCaps in 10
    Slugger Franmil Reyes stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and no outs in the 10th inning – the type of situation that had recently troubled the TinCaps’ overanxious offense.
  • Running out of time
    Their wincing expressions tell the tale. The TinCaps know they are wasting a chance at something special.A franchise that had gotten used to qualifying for the postseason again had the playoffs right in its sights.

eastern Division

Bowling Green Hot Rods

Location: Bowling Green, Ky.

Affiliation: Tampa Bay Rays

Manager: Jared Sandberg

Stadium: Bowling Green Ballpark

Miles to Fort Wayne: 350


Dayton Dragons

Location: Dayton

Affiliation: Cincinnati Reds

Manager: Jose Nieves

Stadium: Fifth Third Field

Miles to Fort Wayne: 138


Fort Wayne TinCaps

Location: Fort Wayne

Affiliation: San Diego Padres

Manager: Jose Valentin

Stadium: Parkview Field


Great Lakes Loons

Location: Midland, Mich.

Affiliation: Los Angeles Dodgers

Manager: Razor Shines

Stadium: Dow Diamond

Miles to Fort Wayne: 208


Lake County Captains

Location: Eastlake, Ohio

Affiliation: Cleveland Indians

Manager: Scooter Tucker

Stadium: Classic Park

Miles to Fort Wayne: 239


Lansing Lugnuts

Location: Lansing, Mich.

Affiliation: Toronto Blue Jays

Manager: John Tamargo Jr.

Stadium: Cooley Stadium

Miles to Fort Wayne: 127


South Bend Silver Hawks

Location: South Bend

Affiliation: Arizona Diamondbacks

Manager: Mark Haley

Stadium: Coveleski Stadium

Miles to Fort Wayne: 90


West Michigan Whitecaps

Location: Comstock Park, Mich.

Affiliation: Detroit Tigers

Manager: Larry Parrish

Stadium: Fifth Third Ballpark

Miles to Fort Wayne: 177