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The Journal Gazette

Sunday, July 16, 2017 1:00 am

Peoria 4 TinCaps 3

Chiefs end TinCaps' winning streak at 5

Journal Gazette

The TinCaps' five-game winning streak ended with a 4-3 loss in the series opener to Peoria on Saturday at Dozer Park in Peoria, Illinois.

Down 4-0, Fort Wayne (15-8 second half, 41-52) attempted a comeback that started with Jack Suwinski's two-run homer in the fifth inning that scored Marcus Greene Jr. 

Greene hit a solo home run of his own in the seventh to make it 4-3.

Former IPFW pitcher Evan Miller was called up to the TinCaps from short-season A Tri-City before the game. Miller replaces Will Stillman, who was placed on the temporary inactive list/death in the family.

Ryan McCarvel helped the Chiefs (14-9, 44-48) lead 3-0 after the third. He hit a home run in the second and a two-run double in the third.

Nick Plummer brought in Danny Hudzina with a single to right in the fourth to make it 4-0.

Suwinski finished 3 for 4 for the TinCaps.

Fort Wayne starter Mason Thompson (1-4) gave up four runs on five hits, struck out four and walked two in four innings. Will Headean and Blake Rogers combined for four innings of one-hit scoreless relief, striking out a combined seven batters.

Peoria's Mike O'Reilly (9-2) struck out 10, walked one and gave up five hits in seven innings.