Home runs hit by Corey Adamson and Brian Adams helped the TinCaps to score five runs in the third inning, en route to a 6-4 victory over the Kane County Cougars Thursday night. Fort Wayne has now won five straight games at Parkview Field, and is 7-1 at home this season.
The TinCaps (11-8) scored first, bringing home a run in the first against Kane County (7-10) starter Lendy Castillo (0-1). Corey Adamson started the bottom of the first with a double to left field, and Diego Goris brought him home two batters later with a sacrifice fly. In the third inning, the TinCaps offense went full throttle, plating five runs.
Adamson led off with a home run, his first at Parkview Field and first since July 1, 2012 with the Eugene Emeralds. Gabriel Quintana singled in a run, Jeremy Baltz pitched in a sacrifice fly, and Brian Adams capped the frame with a line-drive two-run homer to left. Fort Wayne sent eight batters to the plate against Castillo in the third.
Kane County scored against TinCaps starter Joe Ross (3-0) in the second inning. He walked Jeimer Candelario to begin the inning, and Wilson Contreras scored Candelario with a single. Ross exited after 5 2/3 innings, tying the team mark for longest outing by a starter in 2013, having walked two and struck out three.
Fort Wayne reliever Genison Reyes allowed three runs to score in two-thirds of an inning, before being replaced by Chris Nunn. The southpaw worked the final inning and one-third to secure his first save of the year, as he pitched for the third time in four days.