FORT WAYNE, Indiana - TinCaps returning left fielder Jack Suwinski homered for the first time this season on Sunday at Parkview Field, but Fort Wayne lost a pair, 10-8, and, 12-1, to the Lake County Captains (Cleveland Indians).
Lake County (4-0) and Fort Wayne (0-4) picked things up in the top of the fourth inning after their game on Friday night in Eastlake, Ohio, was suspended due to snow.
The TinCaps led, 6-2, entering the fourth inning, however, the Captains chipped away, and then some. Lake County scored a run in the fourth, followed by a pair in each the sixth and seventh to go up, 7-6.
Fort Wayne responded in the top of the eighth inning--as the visiting team on the scoreboard because of the venue change from when the game technically began on Friday--with two runs. Center fielder Jeisson Rosario plated second baseman Reinaldo Ilarraza with a suicide squeeze bunt single to equalize. Two batters later, right fielder Tirso Ornelas drove in Jack Suwinski with an RBI single take to give the TinCaps an 8-7 advantage.
Lake County, though, responded in the bottom half of the eighth inning with three runs to take a 10-8 lead that would hold for the final score.
After the suspended game had concluded, the two sides then played a seven inning game, per Minor League Baseball's rules.
The series finale was all Captains. Lake County built a 4-0 lead over their first three trips to the plate. Suwinski put Fort Wayne on the board with a solo homer to right field in the home third. But after that, the Captains pulled away with a pair in the second and an explosive six-run sixth.
Monday, April 9 vs. Lansing Lugnuts (Toronto Blue Jays), 7:05 p.m.
- TinCaps Probable Starter: LHP Tom Cosgrove
- Lugnuts Probable Starter: RHP Maverik Buffo
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