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Keys to the game

Fort Wayne had just one hit, an infield single by Travis Whitmore in the eighth inning, but still found a way to beat Lansing 1-0 Tuesday at Parkview Field.

Here are the highlights.

Small ball: Fort Wayne scored the game’s only run in the first inning. Jace Peterson walked, stole second, moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on a sacrifice fly to center field by Casey McElroy.

Great pitching: Jesse Hernandez gave up the one hit in eight innings for the Lugnuts. He struck out eight. Fort Wayne’s Frank Garces and James Needy combined for a three-hit shutout. Garces gave up two hits and struck out six in five innings. Needy struck out five and surrendered one hit in the final four innings.

Still going: Fort Wayne has had at least one hit in each of its 2,693 games.


"That guy was on his stuff all night. He threw some good pitches and he mixed his pitches well. You have to give him credit. I got lucky there in the eighth, but we’ll take every one of them."

- Whitmore on Hernandez