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Keys to the game

Lansing scored twice in the10th inning and held on for a 5-3 victory against Fort Wayne in front of 7,636 fans Sunday at Parkview Field.

Here are the highlights.

Key at-bat: Marcus Knecht doubled off of Kevin Quackenbush in the 10th inning. K.C. Hobson scored from first on the hit, giving the Lugnuts a 4-3 lead.

Key out: The game was tied at 3 in the bottom of the ninth. With two runners on and no outs, B.J. Guinn hit a single to shallow center field. Wes Cunningham held at third, but Rocky Gale went too far rounding second base. Lansing first baseman Hobson cut off the throw to the plate and fired to second and cut down Gale for the first out.

Playoff race: Despite the loss, Fort Wayne (35-27, 65-66 overall) remains two games ahead of West Michigan for the Eastern Division's final playoff spot. The Whitecaps (33-29) lost at Dayton, 6-0. Fort Wayne's magic number is seven. The TinCaps have eight games remaining in the regular season.

Quotable

"We're just trying to do what we can in each game. Each one counts. Big. This game could make or break, that's what (TinCaps manager Shawn) Wooten was telling us, but there's nothing we can do about it now. We just have to look forward to the next day."

- B.J. Guinn on the playoff race

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