Lansing scored six runs in the fourth inning to take a 12-2 lead against the TinCaps after six innings Wednesday at Parkview Field.
The Lugnuts didn't have a hit through the first three innings, but still led 2-0. Lansing collected five hits in the fourth inning, including a two-run double by Gustavo Pierre. The Lugnuts sent 10 batters to the plate.
Michael Crouse hit a solo home run leading off the fifth inning. Pierre added a three-run home run later in the inning.
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.