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TinCaps shut out in front of record crowd

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First pitch: South Bend at Fort Wayne, today at 7:05 p.m.

Probable starters: FW/Matthew Shepherd vs. SB/Jesse Darrah

TV: Xfinity Channel 81

Radio: ESPN 1380-AM

Fort Wayne skid reaches five straight

Friday, July 5, 2013 - 5:21 pm

In front of a record-setting crowd of 8,780 fans at Parkview Field, Fort Wayne got blanked by South Bend 6-0 in Midwest League action.

The TinCaps, however, were able to break its previous attendance record of 8,643 set last month.

Fort Wayne starting pitcher Max Fried (3-3) matched his career-high with eight strikeouts in five innings and allowed only one earned run, but ended up with the loss.

South Bend's Fidel Pena cranked out a leadoff home run to give the Silver Hawks all of the offense that they would need.

Brandon Sinnery (5-4) tossed the first nine-inning complete game of his minor league career to earn the victory.

Fort Wayne (3-11 second half, 46-37) managed just six hits, as it was shut out for the third time in a week.

Sinnery struck out eight without walking a batter. The TinCaps had only one runner reach scoring position in the game and never one past second base.

South Bend (10-5, 54-30) scored a second run off Fried in the top of the fifth courtesy of a Rudy Flores single, two errors, and a sacrifice fly by Pena.

The Silver Hawks added four insurance runs in the top of the ninth inning against TinCaps reliever Roman Madrid.

With the loss, Fort Wayne dropped to 1-11 against South Bend this season. The TinCaps have lost five in a row.