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Zunica, Belen blasts not enough for TinCaps

The TinCaps fell to the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Milwuakee Brewers), 14-6, on Wednesday night at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium in the opener of a three-game series.

Dan Kiermaier

Dan Kiermaier: The Road To Wrigley

Wrigley Field is known for its sprawling ivy, its historic charm, and its perfectly manicured ball diamond. For Fort Wayne native Dan Kiermaier, he’s happy to call that hallowed field his office.

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TinCaps popped by Kernels in extra innings

With the score tied, 2-2, in the top of the 10th inning, Luis Arraez led off for the Kernels (15-10, 51-43) with a triple into the right-field corner against David Bednar (L, 0-1). Arraez scored on the play as the relay throw sailed into the stands behind third base. Despite taking the loss, Bednar had pitched a scoreless eighth inning and ninth, and retired one batter in the 10th before exiting.

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Gabriel Beaupre returning to Komets blue line

The Komets announced Monday that defenseman Gabriel Beaupre will be returning to the Fort Wayne blue line for 2016-17. Also, center Mike Cazzola has agreed to terms and will make his pro debut with the Komets.

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TinCaps toasted by Kernels for second straight day

The TinCaps (9-15 second half, 45-49 overall) trailed 7-3 at the seventh-inning stretch but scored single runs in the seventh and eighth to get within two. Down 8-5 in the ninth, the TinCaps plated a run and put runners at first and second, but the Kernels (14-10, 50-43) shut the door and have won the first two meetings of the three-game set.