The TinCaps broke their five-game losing streak with an 8-1 win at Lansing on Thursday.
The losing skid matched the team’s longest of the season. Fort Wayne clinched a first-half playoff spot with a wild-card, second-place finish to South Bend, but has struggled in the second half with a 2-6 record.
Luis Domoromo led Fort Wayne (45-32, 2-6) by going 3 for 4 with three RBI and two triples, both of which came in the fifth inning.
Dane Phillips was 3 for 3 with two runs scored, and Corey Adamson was 2 for 3 with two RBI.
Also, Luis Tejada knocked in two runs for the TinCaps.
Lansing (34-43, 2-6) beat Fort Wayne for the first time in nine tries this season one day earlier, 7-5.
The TinCaps scored seven runs in the fifth inning to break the game open.
Fort Wayne outhit Lansing 11-7.
TinCaps pitcher Zach Eflin (4-4) is unbeaten over his last five starts, including three against the Lugnuts.
Eflin went five innings and gave up four hits and one earned run, a solo home run to Chris Hawkins in the bottom of the fifth. Eflin struck out eight and walked one.
Lugnut starter Robert Osuno lasted 461/37 innings, giving up five hits and four earned runs.