A TinCaps squad that had five hits through seven innings put up four in the eighth, and Lansing and Fort Wayne are heading to extra innings tied at 4.
Fort Wayne scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth to tie the game with Mallex Smith, Jeremy Baltz and Dane Phillips collecting RBI.
The inning rejuvenated a Fort Wayne squad that looked sluggish after its run in the first inning.
Reliever Chris Nunn came on in the top of the ninth and put together a 1-2-3 inning. The TinCaps also went down in order in the bottom of the inning.