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The Journal Gazette

Thursday, August 10, 2017 10:00 pm

TinCaps set franchise home run record in loss

CHRIS GOFF | The Journal Gazette

Back-to-back home runs from Tyler Selesky and Buddy Reed on Thursday pushed the TinCaps' season total to 103 homers, breaking the single-season franchise record of 102 set by the 2014 team.

Bowling Green spoiled Fort Wayne's milestone moment, rallying for a 5-2 win before an announced crowd of 7,608 in the opener of a four-game series at Parkview Field.

The Hot Rods (60-53, 29-17 second half) scored all of their runs in the eighth inning against Jim McDade, who was pitching in a late-inning relief role for the first time. Down 2-0, Luis Rengifo and Josh Lowe delivered RBI singles to tie it, and Garrett Whitley's RBI single provided Bowling Green the lead before Rene Pinto capped the uprising with a two-run double.

The TinCaps (56-60, 30-16) received a solid start from Reggie Lawson, who pitched five shutout innings. The 20-year-old right-hander allowed just three hits and had seven strikeouts.

The homers by Selesky and Reed came on back-to-back pitches from Kenny Rosenberg in the second.

The loss ended Fort Wayne's five-game win streak.