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  • 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.

Loons build comfortable lead with 3 innings left

Great Lakes built off its 2-0 lead and forced an early exit from TinCaps starter Joe Ross and lead 6-1 after six innings.

Ross went just 3 1/3 innings and gave up six hits and four earned runs. He surrendered three walks and had no strikeouts in one of his worst outings this season.

Reliever Ruben Mejia came on to replace Ross and has given up four hits and one earned run in 2 2/3 innings.

After an early blown call in favor of Great Lakes starter Miguel Sulbaran, the Loons settled in on the mound as well.

Sulbaran retired 12 batters in a row before giving up his first run in the bottom of the fifth. He has given up six hits and one walk. He has struck out six.