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Monday, July 10, 2017 9:10 pm

Notebook: Contreras earns 100th win as manager

CHRIS GOFF | The Journal Gazette

It wasn't the biggest milestone, so no celebration was held, but Parkview Field did witness a bit of history amid a rainy day.

Today's 13-4 blowout of Lansing marked Anthony Contreras' 100th win as the TinCaps' manager. He thus became the sixth skipper in franchise history to oversee at least 100 victories.

Doug Dascenzo (227 wins), Randy Ready (209), Jose Valentin (149), Dan Rohn (144) and Jim Dwyer (134) are the only men ahead of Contreras on low-A Fort Wayne's all-time list.

If the TinCaps were to get scorching hot and win two-thirds of their remaining games, Contreras would tie Dwyer by the end of this year.

Scoring change: Those fans who keep score during games might want to get that pencil back out. With the TinCaps' coaching staff pushing for Buddy Reed to be credited with a hit, those who oversee official scoring took away the error that was charged to Lansing center fielder Rodrigo Orozco in the seventh inning. The high and deep fly ball that glanced off Orozco's glove was ruled after the game to be an RBI triple for Reed.

Mother Nature: Despite a foreboding forecast, today's game was played under dry conditions, with first pitch delayed by 28 minutes and no further rain. Contreras, even in his morning meeting with the team, said to expect to play.

"The rain didn't really distract us too much," Contreras said. "I kept them in the loop of, 'Hey, we're going to get this one in.' We didn't want to play a doubleheader down the road in August."

Happy trails: After a 5-2 homestand, Fort Wayne will travel Tuesday to Burlington, Iowa. A six-game road trip begins Wednesday against Burlington, an affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels. The Bees, 40-48 this year, reside in the Midwest League's Western Division.

"We haven't faced them because they're on the other side, but we just stick with what we're doing and take our talent over there," third baseman Hudson Potts said. "I think we'll be fine."