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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.

Quotable:

"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

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