COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. (WOOD) - The West Michigan Whitecaps, with the Detroit Tigers' Omar Infante in the lineup on a rehabilitation assignment, lost to the Fort Wayne TinCaps Wednesday night.
Infante went 1-for-3 with a single and was hit by a pitch in the 9-2 loss at Fifth Third Ballpark. The Tigers' second baseman batted second in the lineup and was the designated hitter for the Whitecaps.
The 31-year-old sprained his ankle July 3 during a collision with the Blue Jays' Colby Rasmus, while trying to turn a double play in Toronto.
Infante will play second base for the Whitecaps on Thursday, and be joined by fellow Tigers teammate, pitcher Darin Downs, who will throw one inning as he recovers from rotator cuff tendonitis in his left shoulder.
Wednesday was Infante's first game as a Whitecap since he was an 18-year-old shortstop prospect during the 2000 season.
Fort Wayne got on the scoreboard first, in the third inning, when Corey Adamson tripled and later scored. The TinCaps took a 2-0 lead when Luis Domoromo added an RBI-double an inning later.
West Michigan evened the game at 2 in the fifth inning when Connor Harrell and Harold Castro doubled, and came around to score.
In the top of the sixth, Fort Wayne regained the lead on a sacrifice fly by Maxx Tissenbaum, and then added six runs in the top of the ninth inning.
GRAM Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in front of a festive downtown crowd at Rosa Parks Circle Friday night.
Two people were taken to the hospital after one vehicle crossed the center line, causing a head-on crash in Ada Township Friday night.
An Ottawa County farmer was injured Saturday when his clothing got caught in his tractor.