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For starters

Fort Wayne (12-9) lost a series finale against Kane County on Saturday and will look to bounce back today against the Clinton LumberKings (10-10). First pitch is scheduled for 3:05 p.m. Here's what you need to know.

Last time out

Cougars 5, TinCaps 3

On the mound

TinCaps: Zach Eflin (0-2), RHP - 7.94 season ERA

LumberKings: Dylan Unsworth (2-0), RHP - 3.60 season ERA

On the air

Broadcast: XFINITY 81

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

News and notes

  • As the weather brightens up, so does attendance at Parkview Field. The TinCaps had their first sellout of the season for Saturday's 5:05 p.m. start. Warm, cloudless conditions brought the fans out of hiding, and with some better weather on the way, the crowds are sure to be bolstered in the near future. The team's average attendance, 4,062, is second in the Midwest League.
  • Eflin will go for his first professional win today after a couple inconsistent outings to start his career. The 18-year-old seems to still be getting used to the pro game. His most recent home outing was his best: Eflin gave up two runs and two hits in a no-decision at Parkview Field on April 14.
  • The TinCaps are still one of the better hitting clubs in the Midwest League, although those hits haven't come in the important spots at times. Fort Wayne is atop the league in runs scored with 127 and is second in slugging percentage at .412. The TinCaps are also third in batting average (.275) , led by Corey Adamson's .328 clip. Mallex Smith is batting .300, and Maxx Tissenbaum is right behind him at .297.