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Last updated: Fri. Aug. 15, 2014 - 01:01 am EDT

TinCaps' bats are silent against Lansing

Fort Wayne got only two hits in a 6-1 loss.


The TinCaps scored early but didn't score often in a 6-1 loss to Lansing on Thursday.

Fort Wayne got only two hits in the game and scored its only run in the first inning at Cooley Law School Stadium in Lansing. The run came without the benefit of a hit. Dustin Peterson reached first with one out on an error by the Lugnuts' third baseman Mitch Nay. Fernando Perez and Franmil Reyes drew consecutive walks to load the bases. Ryan Miller lofted a sacrifice fly to right field that brought home Peterson to give Fort Wayne a 1-0 lead.

Lansing tied the game off TinCaps starter Cody Hebner in the second. Justin Atkinson delivered a two-out single that scored David Harris to put the Lugnuts on the board.

Hebner, 1-3, didn't give up another run until the fifth. A two-run double by Derrick Loveless gave Lansing a 3-1 lead after five. That was the final inning for Hebner, who finished with seven strikeouts and walked one.

Jason Jester replaced Hebner in the sixth and allowed two runs in his only inning on the mound. He was replaced by Jorge Guzman, who allowed one run in two innings.

Fort Wayne's only hits were by Nick Schulz and Josh VanMeter. Schulz singled in the second and VanMeter did the same in the fifth. The TinCaps, who have six hits the past two games, were unable to take advantage of three errors made by the Lugnuts.

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