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Last updated: Thu. May. 22, 2014 - 08:47 am EDT

TinCaps drop seventh straight game

Losing streak longest since 2011

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The Fort Wayne TinCaps found another way to lose on the road Wednesday, dropping a 10-3 decision Wednesday at Lake County.

The loss concluded an 0-7 road trip for the TinCaps, who return home to open a six-game homestand on Thursday.

Down 2-1 in the fifth, Fort Wayne (17-28) got on the board when Jake Bauers led off the inning with a two-run double. He scored two batters later on an RBI single by Henry Charles that cut the Lake County lead to one, but it was the closest the TinCaps would get.

Captains shortstop Paul Hendrix hit a three-run home run in the bottom half of the fifth to push the lead to 5-1. Franmil Reyes cut into the lead in the sixth with a two-run home run, but that capped the TinCaps' scoring on the day.

Fort Wayne starting pitcher Walker Weickel left the game after six innings. Reliever Tony Wieber gave up five runs and seven hits in two innings of relief.

Meanwhile, Lake County (16-30) starter Robbie Aviles continued his hot first half, going seven innings and allowing just three runs to earn the victory. Aviles has a 1.65 ERA so far this season, one of the lowest for a starting pitcher in minor league baseball.

Lake County out-hit the TinCaps 15-8. Wednesday was the first time during the losing streak that Fort Wayne has never had a lead and lost by more than two runs.

The seven-game losing streak is the longest for the franchise since April 16-23, 2011. That season was also the last time the TinCaps were 11 games under .500. That team dropped to as low as 38-51 in July before winning six straight games and concluding the regular season with a 31-19 record to make the playoffs.


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