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Reyes homer lifts TinCaps

Franmil Reyes’ home run in the top of the 12th – it was his 10th of the season – gave the TinCaps a 2-1 victory over the Great Lakes Loons at Dow Diamond on Tuesday night.

Reyes’ homer, which came off reliever Mark Pope, was his only hit in six at-bats at Midland, Michigan, and erased the doubt after he had three of the TinCaps’ 17 strikeouts in the game.

It was the opening segment of a three-game series between the TinCaps (46-60, 16-21 in second half) and the Loons (51-56, 17-20).

The TinCaps went up in the third, when Josh VanMeter scored off a Trea Turner double to leftfield.

Fort Wayne’s starting pitcher, Coby Hebner, went six innings, allowing no runs and three hits, while striking out four and walking two. In 22 innings in the second half of the season, Hebner has 22 strikeouts and only seven walks.

Great Lakes’ Greg Harris was almost equal to the task Tuesday, though, going five innings and striking out seven, while allowing four hits and two walks.

The Loons tied it at 1 in the eighth, as Spencer Navin came home thanks to a Paul Hoenecke groundball single to centerfield.

For the TinCaps, Ronnie Richardson and Henry Charles both had multi-hit games.

The TinCaps came into the night having won 10 of 15 games.

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