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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 (22-13) starts a three-game series today with one of the Midwest League Eastern Division leaders, Bowling Green (23-12). First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Here's a look at the game.

Last time out

TinCaps 5, Dayton 4

On the mound

TinCaps: Joe Ross (3-0), RHP – 2.84 season ERA

Hot Rods: Reinaldo Lopez (1-1), RHP – 0.79 season ERA

On the air

Broadcast: XFINITY 81

Radio: The Fan 1380 or, with coverage starting at 6:45 p.m.

News and notes

  • Fort Wayne rides a six-game winning streak into the crucial series. The TinCaps lost two of three to Bowling Green in a road series earlier in the season and will look for revenge, and a flip-flop in the Eastern standings, with the Hot Rods at Parkview Field.
  • The TinCaps are 6-0 with Ross as a starter and 13-3 at home. They will be going up against Lopez, who only has two starts this season and has appeared in relief for the Hot Rods six times.
  • A victory today would give Fort Wayne its longest winning streak since 2010. That season, the TinCaps won eight in a row in early August. The club's longest winning streak is 10 games.