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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.

TinCaps rule extra innings

Luis Domoromo was walked with the bases loaded in the top of the 13th inning. Rodney Daal added the insurance run, off of Tyler Stubblefield's groundout, and the TinCaps won 8-6 over the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers on Friday night.

Fort Wayne is 7-1 in extra-inning games this season.

However, it was Fort Wayne's only win in the three-game rematch of last year's Midwest League Championship Series, which was won by the Timber Rattlers.

The TinCaps have gone 12 games without getting a victory from a starting pitcher – not since Max Fried got a win June 29 at Lake County.

On Friday, the TinCaps' starter, Matthew Shepherd, went five innings, giving up six hits and four runs, while striking out four.

But Fort Wayne was down 4-2 by the time he came out.

It was Wisconsin that forced extra innings, though, when Orlando Arcia scored off a Alfredo Rodriguez single.

Fort Wayne was led offensively by Dane Phillips, who was 3 for 5 with two runs and a double. Chris Burke was 2 for 5 with a home run and two RBI.

Fort Wayne improved to 7-14 in the second half, 50-40 overall. The Timber Rattlers are 9-12, 38-48.

Before the game, the TinCaps made some changes to their lineup.

Infielder Luis Tejada was placed on the disabled list with an undisclosed injury. Tejada, a Midwest League all-star, was batting .243 with 31 RBI in 79 games.

And infielder Eric Charles joined the TinCaps from Eugene. Charles, who is from Zionsville, played at Purdue.