Fort Wayne relief pitcher Chris Franklin entered the sixth inning with runners on first and second and no outs.
He got Jake Marisnick, Lansing's No. 3 hitter, to pop out to catcher Tommy Medica. Franklin then got K.C. Hobson to hit into an inning-ending double play.
The great relief effort helped keep the TinCaps' lead at 2-0 after six innings.