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The Journal Gazette

Thursday, May 18, 2017 1:00 am

TinCaps 6, Lansing 4

TinCaps complete sweep

Score 3 runs in top of 9th for comeback win

Staff, News services

LANSING, Mich. – The TinCaps scored three runs in the top of the ninth inning Wednesday afternoon to rally for a 6-4 victory over Lansing Lugnuts to sweep the three-game series.

It's the first road sweep for Fort Wayne since 2014.

The TinCaps (16-23) trailed 4-3 heading to the ninth but tied the game on a one-out error by Lansing shortstop Yeltsin Gudiņo.

Fernando Tatis came up with what proved to be the winning hit with a run-scoring single. The TinCaps added an insurance run on an RBI double by Reinaldo Ilarraza.

Blake Rogers (2-0) got the win in relief of starter Austin Smith while Jackson McClelland (1-2) took the loss. David Bednar retired the side in order for his fourth save of the season.

Tatis, Hudson Potts and G.W. Young each had two hits. Bo Bichette doubled and singled, driving in three runs for Lugnuts (19-17).