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Full Count

  • 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.

For starters

Fort Wayne (7-6) will hope for fewer flurries and more of the same on the field as they take on the Lansing Lugnuts (4-7) today. First pitch is scheduled for 5:05 p.m. Here's a look ahead at the game.

Last time out

TinCaps 7, Lugnuts 3

On the mound

TinCaps: Max Fried (1-0), LHP – 1.00 season ERA

Lugnuts: Roberto Osuna (1-1), RHP – 1.86 season ERA

On the air

Broadcast: XFINITY 81

Radio: The Fan 1380 or, starting at 4:45 p.m.

News and notes

  • Fort Wayne had a season-best 15 hits in the win Friday. Every starter for the TinCaps registered at least one hit, and a four-run sixth inning swung the game in Fort Wayne's direction.
  • The TinCaps have not been below .500 yet this season and will hope to get some cushion in that regard during the Lansing series. The Lugnuts haven't won on the road since April 7.
  • Joe Ross' blank slate came to its inevitable end Friday, when he gave up two runs in a no-decision. His ERA is now at 1.23, putting Fried, today's starter, atop the ERA race among starters.