The TinCaps concluded a 2-5 road trip with a 2-1 loss at West Michigan on Sunday that was marred by struggles at the plate.
The Whitecaps (12-11) took two out of three in the series at Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park, Mich.
Kevin Ziomek (1-2) was too much to handle, throwing eight shutout innings with six strikeouts. The TinCaps get just three hits off of him.
The TinCaps (9-13) scored in the ninth inning.
With two outs, Fernando Perez doubled to score Dustin Peterson, who had walked.
A wild pitch advanced pinch-runner Franchy Cordero to third.
TinCaps manager Michael Collins sent in Dane Phillips as a pinch-hitter for Ryan Miller. Phillips grounded to second against Montreal Robertson to end it.
Adrian De Horta (0-1) went five innings and gave up both runs in the second – one on a wild pitch, the other on an RBI groundout by Bennett Pickar.
The first four hitters in the Fort Wayne order went 0 for 15 with a walk.
The TinCaps open a four-game series with Great Lakes at 7:05 p.m. Monday at Parkview Field. Right-hander Bryan Verbitsky is scheduled to start in his TinCaps debut. The Loons are set to counter with righty James Campbell.