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Dayton Dragons headed to playoffs for first time since 2011

The Dayton Dragons are in the postseason for the first time since 2011.

The Dragons clinched the wild-card berth in the Midwest League Eastern Division on Friday night with a 4-1 road win over Fort Wayne and losses by third-place Lansing and South Bend.

The top two teams in each division in the first and second half of the season advance to the playoffs. West Michigan won the Eastern Division first half. The eight-team Midwest League playoffs are in September.

Scott Moss combined with relievers Aaron Fossas and Ryan Hendrix on a two-hitter as Dayton improved to 41-27. Moss allowed two hits while striking out 11 and walking none in 6.2 innings to improve to 9-2. The left-hander will pitch in the Midwest League All-Star Game on Tuesday.

Fossas pitched 1.1 perfect innings and Hendrix struck out the side in the ninth for his sixth save.

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The Dragons broke a scoreless tie with two runs in the fourth. After the Tin Caps made it 2-1 in the fifth, the Dragons added two runs in the seventh on a Taylor Trammell sacrifice fly and a Tyler Stephenson double.

Brown finished 2-for-3 and Jose Siri had two doubles.

The teams meet again Saturday at 7:05 p.m.

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