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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.
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TinCaps lose in 9th

The host Lake County Captains scored a run in the bottom of the ninth to slip past the TinCaps 3-2 in the third game of a home-and-away four-game series Thursday in Eastlake, Ohio.

The TinCaps (56-51, 13-24 second half) had beaten the Captains (42-64, 19-20) 4-3 a day earlier to stop a five-game losing streak.

Fort Wayne played Lake County in two games at Parkview Field before traveling to Ohio to finish the four-game series. The TinCaps have lost their last four series.

The TinCaps’ Mallex Smith was 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored and Alberth Martinez was 2 for 5.

The TinCaps took a 2-0 lead with runs in the first two innings. The Captains tied the score at 2 with two runs in the seventh.

Grant Sides (1-0) got the win for the Captains, while Jorge Guzman (0-1) got the loss after giving up the game-winner in the ninth.

Note: Catcher Dane Phillips was moved to Advanced-A Lake Elsinore, while catcher Miguel Del Castillo came over fromSan Antonio.

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