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Full Count

  • TinCaps' losing streak reaches 12
    Despite out-hitting Great Lakes 8-11, the TinCaps lost their 12th consecutive game as the Loons used a five-run third inning to coast to a 8-1 victory Thursday in Midland, Michigan.
  • TinCaps lose 11th straight
    The TinCaps set the franchise record for futility, and did it in with whimper, in a 3-0 loss to the Great Lakes Loons in Midland, Michigan, on Wednesday.
  • Faces in the crowd
    TinCaps to wear fans' pictures

For starters

Fort Wayne (9-7) has a quick turnaround from an 8:05 p.m. game Monday with an 11:35 a.m. start today. Bowling Green (13-4) won 10-5 in the first game of the series. Here's a look at the second.

Last time out

Hot Rods 10, TinCaps 5

On the mound

TinCaps: Erik Cabrera (0-1), RHP – 9.64 season ERA

Hot Rods: Jeff Ames (1-0), RHP – 1.20 season ERA

On the air

Radio: The Fan 1380 or, starting at 11:15 a.m.

News and notes

  • Ames will be another tough test for the TinCaps, who are producing far fewer runs on the road than at home. The 6-foot-4 righty has given up two runs in 15 innings and has struck out 15 batters with only one walk to his credit.
  • The pitching on the road hasn't been all that formidable for Fort Wayne, either. The TinCaps have given up their season high in hits, runs and home runs on the road, and Monday gave up a five-run fourth inning that proved to be decisive.
  • Coupled with those road woes is the all-important stat: The TinCaps are on a six-game losing streak away from Parkview Field. The Hot Rods, meanwhile, have an unblemished record on their home diamond.