The lefthander has allowed one run or less in all six of his starts this year. The Detroit Tigers’ 2015 sixth-round draft choice has allowed just two earned runs in his last 25 innings of work.
The Whitecaps opened the scoring with a three-run first inning. Will Allen, Jose Azocar and Shane Zeile all drove in runs to help West Michigan take an early lead.
In the sixth, Fort Wayne rallied for a pair of runs on RBI singles. The ‘Caps added a pair of insurance runs with single tallies in the seventh and eighth innings. A wild pitch scored David Gonzalez, and Will Maddox delivered a run-scoring single to extend the lead to 5-2.
Gonzalez led the Whitecaps offense by going 2-for-5 with a run scored and a stolen base in the contest.
Whitecaps reliever Gerson Moreno pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his fourth save of the season.
The victory placed the ‘Caps back over the .500 mark at 16-15, while the TinCaps lost their fourth straight, falling to 18-14.