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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.