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Blown save leads to loss

The TinCaps squandered a one-run lead, and a chance to win back-to-back games for only the third time in the second half of the Midwest League season, with their 8-6 loss to the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers on Wednesday night in Appleton, Wis.

Mallex Smith, Maxx Tissenbaum and Luis Tejada had two hits apiece for the TinCaps (6-13 in the second half, 49-39 overall).

Wisconsin (8-11, 37-47) was led offensively by Michael Reed, who was 3 for 5 with two runs.

Fort Wayne's Matthew Chabot (2-1) got the blown save, giving up two runs and two hits in the sixth inning, though he struck out three in his one inning of work.

Wisconsin's Max Walla scored off a triple from Christopher McFarland to tie it at 6 in the bottom of the sixth inning. A Chabot wild pitch allowed McFarland to score for the lead.

The TinCaps' starter, Zach Eflin, went five innings, giving up eight hits and five runs, while striking out six.

The Timber Rattlers padded the lead in bottom of the eighth, when Tyler Roberts scored off a Orlando Arcia line-drive single.

This was the first of 12 straight games against teams from the West Division.