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Brayan Pena Named Whitecaps Manager

November 12, 2019 - COMSTOCK PARK, MI - Former Detroit Tigers catcher Brayan Peña has been named the 14th manager in West Michigan Whitecaps history, in a move announced in conjunction with the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday. Peña arrives in West Michigan after spending last season with the Connecticut Tigers in his second professional season as a manager after a 12-year playing career. Peña replaces Lance Parrish, who spent two seasons as manager before being reassigned as a Special Assistant to Tigers Executive Vice President, Baseball... Full Story

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Dragons Burn 'Caps in Season Finale

September 2, 2019 - DAYTON, OH - The West Michigan Whitecaps were denied a season-best four-game winning streak as part of a 5-4 walk-off loss to the Dayton Dragons in front of 8,170 fans Monday afternoon at Fifth Third Field. On a sunny Labor Day afternoon, Ernesto Liberatore's game-winning RBI-single in the ninth helped the Dayton Dragons deliver in walk-off fashion. The Whitecaps battled throughout the ballgame but still managed to win the three-game set as West Michigan either tied or won five of their last six series of the 2019 season.... Full Story

Pitching Propels 'Caps to Third Straight Victory

September 1, 2019 - DAYTON, OH - The West Michigan Whitecaps notched their third-straight road victory in defeating the Dayton Dragons by a score of 2-0 Sunday afternoon in front of 9,387 fans at Fifth Third Field in the penultimate game of the 2019 season. The win was punctuated by a terrific performance by the pitching staff and starter Robbie Welhaf, who tossed six scoreless innings while tying a career-high with nine strikeouts. At the plate, home runs by Danny Reyes and Riley Greene punctuated the offensive highlights in the contest. ... Full Story

Greene Sparks Whitecaps Rally in 5-4 Win

August 31, 2019 - DAYTON. OH - A five-run sixth inning propelled the West Michigan Whitecaps to a 5-4 come-from-behind victory over the Dayton Dragons Saturday night in front of 9,189 fans at Fifth Third Field. The victory marks the second straight day in which West Michigan completed a one-run win. The "Caps have won back-to-back games on the strength of outstanding work by their pitching staff, headlined by the first double-digit strikeout game by starter Sandel De La Cruz and a bases-clearing triple by Riley Greene in the sixth. The ... Full Story

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Home: Grand Rapids, Michigan
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