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  • TinCaps' groundskeeper honored
    TinCaps head groundskeeper Keith Winter was named the Single-A Sports Turf Manager of the Year, an honor he also landed in 2013.
  • TinCaps named Ballpark Digest's team of the year
    Citing sustained success and an "amazing" commitment to community service, the online trade magazine Ballpark Digest recognized the TinCaps as its 2014 team of the year.
  • Ex-TinCap Mallex Smith voted minors' top offensive player
    Mallex Smith, who was the TinCaps' center fielder for the 2013 season and the first half of 2014, was voted by fans as the top offensive player in the minor leagues during the past season.

TinCaps in command

Alonzo Gonzalez' evening didn't quite go the way he must have envisioned.

The Lansing reliever came on for starter Taylor Cole in the sixth with the Lugnuts leading 3-2, and limped off 2/3 of an inning later thoroughly flamed. The TinCaps lit him up for four hits and four runs -- two of them on Gabriel Quintana's two-out, bases-loaded single -- and exited the sixth with a 6-3 lead.

Ten TinCaps went to the plate in the frame, and besides the four hits Gonzalez hit a batter and walked two more.