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Peoria shuts out TinCaps on 3 hits

– For the first time this Midwest League season, the TinCaps were shut out Sunday.

Held to only three singles, Fort Wayne fell at Peoria 1-0.

It was the second consecutive game in which the TinCaps’ (16-12) offense struggled. Saturday, the TinCaps lost to the Chiefs, 5-1.

Before their last two games against Peoria, the TinCaps’ previous run-scoring lows were in a 3-2 victory over Clinton on April 28, followed by a 6-2 loss to Clinton the following game.

With Fort Wayne’s only run coming in the second inning Saturday, the TinCaps’ scoreless innings streak is at 16.

Peoria starter Tyrell Jenkins (1-2) threw the complete game shutout, walking one and striking out five Fort Wayne batters.

Designated hitter Jeremy Baltz had two of the TinCaps hits, and shortstop Maxx Tissenbaum had the other.

The lack of Fort Wayne offense spoiled a good pitching outing by starter Ruben Mejia (1-3), who held the Chiefs (13-12) to four hits over five innings.

Peoria pushed across its only run in the fifth inning on Nick Martini’s RBI single.

John Hussey came in relief to work the final three innings. He allowed a hit, struck out two and didn’t walk a batter.

Fort Wayne will conclude its three-game series with the Chiefs at 7:30 p.m. today.