The suddenly cold TinCaps lost their third straight game. 3-1, at South Bend on Sunday.
Fort Wayne (10-6, 41-46) had two hits through the first eight innings, and managed its lone run in the ninth, avoiding a shutout.
Fort Wayne starter Cody Hebner (6-4) gave up a second-inning leadoff home run to South Bend’s Matt Helm as the Silver Hawks took a 1-0 at the end of two.
Hebner did not last five innings, recording just one out and giving up two runs in the fifth before being relieved. Johnny Barbato induced Eric Groff to line into a double play to end the inning.
Silver Hawks starter JR Bradley (6-5) worked a career-high eight innings. The right-hander allowed back-to-back base hits to Jace Peterson and Mike Gallic in the ninth before leaving for 2012 draftee Jake Barrett.
Barrett, who earned his third save, allowed a sacrifice fly by Duanel Jones, before closing out the win.
The TinCaps finish their three-game set at South Bend at 7:05 p.m. Monday. The scheduled starters are Ruben Mejia for Fort Wayne and Alex Capaul for the Silver Hawks.