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TinCaps win 5th straight

Fort Wayne kept its season-best winning streak alive Sunday with a 13-7 win against Dayton at Fifth Third Field in Ohio.

The TinCaps (21-13) have won five straight for the first time since a streak from July 28 through Aug. 1, 2012. The squad will go for a sweep of the Dragons (12-23) on Monday. It would be Fort Wayne's first road series sweep of the year.

Catcher Rodney Daal led the offensive surge with two home runs. He was 4 for 4 and had four RBI in the victory. Four other TinCaps also had multihit days, including Luis Tejada and Jeremy Baltz, who had three RBI apiece.

Fort Wayne starter Ruben Mejia went 5 1/3 innings in his third start of the year and picked up the win. He allowed four hits and one earned run while striking out four. Mejia also walked four batters.

The TinCaps built a 10-1 advantage as they went to the bottom of the seventh. Then, Dayton stormed back. The Dragons put up five runs on reliever Erik Cabrera, three of them earned.

Genison Reyes stopped the bleeding and allowed one run in 1 2/3 innings pitched. Matthew Shepherd came on to finish the outing for the TinCaps, who improved to 8-10 on the road.

Fort Wayne finishes its road stand at 7 p.m. Monday.

Walker Weickel is scheduled to take the mound for the TinCaps and will vie for his first win of the season. Weickel is the lone Fort Wayne starter without a victory this year. He will be up against Robert Stephenson for Dayton.