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Keys to the game

Lansing scored six runs in the fourth inning and added four more in the fifth on the way to a 12-2 victory against the TinCaps in front of 2,964 fans Wednesday at Parkview Field.

Fort Wayne starting pitcher Adys Portillo gave up seven runs on three hits in 3 1/3 innings. He walked five, struck out four, hit one batter and had three wild pitches. Reliever Deiber Sanchez surrendered five runs on five hits in 1 1/3 innings.

Here are some of the highlights.

Key at-bat: Gustavo Pierre drove in two runs with a double in the fourth inning, giving the Lugnuts a 6-1 lead. Pierre added a three-run home run in the fifth inning.

Tough night: The TinCaps struck out 12 times. The last three batters of the game struck out looking.


"They have good hitters but I didn't throw really good today. The fastball was up and that's good for hitters. I couldn't throw the fastball in or low and away. They have good hitters."

- Portillo on his rough outing