The Fort Wayne TinCaps beat the Quad Cities River Bandits 3-0 Thursday to win their fifth straight game and their 10th consecutive home game. They have won 13 of their last 15 games.
The TinCaps shut out the River Bandits in back-to-back games to complete the first sweep of Quad Cities this season. The River Bandits have the Midwest League’s best overall record, 74-40, but have now lost four games in a row.
An announced crowd of 8,322 was at Parkview Field to see the Fort Wayne victory, which featured an inside-the-park home run by TinCaps centerfielder Michael Gettys and seven strikeouts in five innings by winning pitcher Dinelson Lamet.
The TinCaps lead the Eastern Division by 2.5 games over the West Michigan Whitecaps. They play the Cedar Rapids Kernels for three games next.
Rea gets win, hit in MLB debut
Former TinCaps RHP Colin Rea made his major-league debut Tuesday for the San Diego Padres, earning his first MLB win and collecting his first MLB hit in an 11-6 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
He struck out four batters and gave up three runs on seven hits and a walk in five innings. His catcher, Austin Hedges, was a TinCaps teammate in 2012.
Rea appeared in 47 games for the TinCaps in 2012 and 2013. In 2012 he went 5-10 with a 4.11 ERA, 80 strikeouts and 47 walks in 103 innings (31 games/19 starts). In 2013 he went 2-1 with a 2.09 ERA, 38 strikeouts and 22 walks in 43 innings (16 games/3 starts).