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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 (8-6) takes on Lansing (4-8) in the final game of its series today. First pitch is scheduled for 3:05 p.m. Here's a look ahead at the game.

Last time out

TinCaps 17, Lugnuts 8

On the mound

TinCaps: Justin Hancock (1-0), RHP - 3.86 season ERA

Lugnuts: Daniel Norris (0-1), LHP - 12.38 season ERA

On the air

Broadcast: XFINITY 81

Radio: The Fan 1380 or, starting at 2:45 p.m.

News and notes

  • The TinCaps followed up a season-high of 15 hits Friday with a new season high, and a nearly historic mark, of 21 Saturday. The bevvy of hits were the most for the organization since 2011.
  • Fort Wayne also tied for the second-most runs in its history Saturday. The most by the club was 18, and the last time the TinCaps put together that many scores was nearly a decade ago on June 24, 2003.
  • Dane Phillips was one hit away from the cycle Saturday and admitted he was thinking about it a bit once he got his homer, triple and single. Phillips had a fantastic outing overall, but still doesn't have a cycle in his career. The rare feat might be in play today against a bottom-rotation pitcher for Lansing, especially after the Lugnuts exhausted their bullpen in the last two games.
  • A win against Lansing today would give the TinCaps their first series sweep of 2013.